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Old 04-23-07, 07:15 PM
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Flat 'strategy'?

The Tufo thread brought a question to mind:
Having no viable second set of wheels available, what should I plan to do if I flat in a race?
Carry spares like usual?
Walk of shame/broom truck?
Do a little fred dance and sacrifice a small roadside animal (perhaps most appropriate in my case)?
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Old 04-23-07, 07:28 PM
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If it was a tubular, Id ride it. Clincher, depends on how nice the tire is if id ride it back or no. I would probably try to call a teamate after they finished the race.
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I wouldn't ride a tubular rim. I'd pull over and wait.
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Old 04-23-07, 07:35 PM
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I wouldn't ride a tubular rim. I'd pull over and wait.
me neither, however I would ride a flat tubular tire, its toast anyways, I mean nobody patchs them and sews them back up.
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I've got one set. Al clinchers. No way I'm gonna ride 'em. Broom truck pretty much confirms my thinking. Tasty roadkill notwithstanding.

I would probably try to call a teamate after they finished the race.
Guess I had that coming.
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Originally Posted by CastIron
The Tufo thread brought a question to mind:
Having no viable second set of wheels available, what should I plan to do if I flat in a race?
Carry spares like usual?
Walk of shame/broom truck?

Do a little fred dance and sacrifice a small roadside animal (perhaps most appropriate in my case)?
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Zipp it big fella.
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Originally Posted by CastIron
Zipp it big fella.
Zipp it, then flip it.
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Originally Posted by CastIron
The Tufo thread brought a question to mind:
Having no viable second set of wheels available, what should I plan to do if I flat in a race?
Carry spares like usual?
Walk of shame/broom truck?
Do a little fred dance and
sacrifice a small roadside animal (perhaps most appropriate in my case)?
Is a natural break involved?
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Old 04-23-07, 08:27 PM
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I wasn't even thinking that, but now that you mention it...
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If you flat in a RR, without a spare set of wheels you're toast. Even with a spare set of wheels you'relikely to never get back on, without teammates.

One option to get back home, is Vittoria Pit stop.
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