Old 01-27-12, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
this. tough tires, and fix it with tire still on bike if practicable. I haven't lived in the netherlands but AFAIK, fixing flats on IGH bikes WITHOUT removing the rear wheel is a common method there, even in bike shops.
That's my approach, too, on my Bianchi Milano. Also what the patch-wallahs did when I got flats on my pushrod-brake one-speed in India. (Nobody bothered carrying a patch kit in the city, there's almost always someone nearby waiting to fix your flats for you, without having to get your hands dirty. I didn't even own a bike pump of my own.)
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