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Old 08-13-19, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by JonBailey View Post
This modern world is just filled with too many gadgets. It takes away from the simple pleasure of just pedaling out in the fresh air.
I thought that Lawton OK was permanently enveloped in a foul choking miasma of diesel fumes, windblown grit and pesticide over-spray.
"Fresh air" in Lawton?
I did simply not know that existed.

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Old 08-13-19, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
I thought that Lawton OK was permanently enveloped in a foul choking miasma of diesel fumes, windblown grit and pesticide over-spray.
"Fresh air" in Lawton?
I did simply not know that existed.

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Lawton, OK gets moderate air quality rating right now. One grade below GOOD. The humidity is thick during the summer season. It should freshen up moving toward winter.
https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?act...ity&cityid=153

The strong winds of Oklahoma blow the crap in the air away. It's not a hot smog bowl like Bakersfield, California.
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Old 08-18-19, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JonBailey View Post
Extra GAS on a bicycle?
probably means co2 for filling the tires.
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Old 08-18-19, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
my experience with slime has been very negative (except for the auto version and slow leak tires )

I have been using orange seal.....and it seams to do will with slow, low volume issues, but hit large tack and it just sprayed out as both the tube and the tire were well punctured.

I always carry 2 tube and a rema patch kit (there is a differfence Rema only)


...and a pump
Squirtdad, is that your face in your avatar or are you wearing a Halloween mask?
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Old 08-18-19, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by AeroGut View Post
The cold vulcanizing solution is the best you can do for "strong vulcanized patch repair". There's really no such thing as a hot vulcanizing repair (and "cold vulcanizing" isn't really vulcanizing at all). The trick of flaming the patches is just a way to remove the solvent quickly instead of waiting for it to evaporate.
Back in the day (my youth anyway) there were hot vulcanizing patch kits.

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Old 08-18-19, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JonBailey View Post
How does one seriously deal with flat tires?
...With a frown, right?

I'll see myself out
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Old 08-18-19, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
Back in the day (my youth anyway) there were hot vulcanizing patch kits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ennV0BVFZVw
Alas, they are no longer on the market.
Are boys and men too girly in these connected PC
Starbucks Coffee days to even use them? Scared of fire, sissies?

Why are hot patch kits no longer on the market for bicycle inner tubes? My father bought me such a kit in 1978.

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Old 08-18-19, 09:01 PM
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People have figured out how to ride bikes on literally every surface of the planet and prevent or fix flats. Maybe you just suck at bikes.
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Old 08-18-19, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
People have figured out how to ride bikes on literally every surface of the planet and prevent or fix flats. Maybe you just suck at bikes.
You are not afraid of hot patches?

I know how to fix car tires: I have a plug kit.

I plugged and patched them as an auto mechanic in the shop.

Dedhed and I have the right idea about an old-fashioned puncture remedy that really
worked.

FIRE is a great old-fashioned tool with many useful purposes.

Cooking
Eating
Heating
Internal combustion
Steam power
Guns, Weapons and Firearms
Forging
Casting
Welding
Keeping wolves at bay
Vulcanization

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I've ridden Gatorskins for many years so don't know anything else to compare them to. Here in rural North Carolina there are no goatheads but we have glass, nails, screws, sharp steel wire from worn car tires, pointy rocks etc. plus all types of junk that drivers throw out. The roads are deteriorating badly with ripply, broken blacktop and potholes due to the state's "deferred maintenance". I keep a good eye on the road ahead and maybe I've been lucky but riding the Gatorskins with Michelin Airstop tubes (nothing special about them, I just like the smooth valve stem) without Slime etc. my last flat was more than 13,000 miles and 2+ years ago with a similar span back to the one before that.
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Originally Posted by JonBailey View Post
Why are hot patch kits no longer on the market for bicycle inner tubes? My father bought me such a kit in 1978.
Because people like to breathe clean air, not harsh chemicals. EPA
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Old 08-19-19, 07:52 AM
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EPA banned hot patch kits! Too much gubmint!

Momma Goose seems to "know what's best" for her sheepish following brood of goslings. Right?

How much air pollution is created by factory vulcanizing those fat-arse tires of your gas-guzzling Chevy Suburbans you soccer-mom rechargeable lawn mower hypocrites!
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Old 08-19-19, 07:56 AM
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Just a wild guess, you're divorced, aren't you?
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Just a wild guess, you're divorced, aren't you?
No. Not a divorced man nor even a widower. Never made the same mistake once.
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Shocking.
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Squirtdad, is that your face in your avatar or are you wearing a Halloween mask?
Johnny Depp aka captain jack sparrow is my god...... I do my Captain Jack tribute every day...... only problems are 1) keeping the hat on the bike helmet 2) the darn beard beads pound my face at speed

Pirate on

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Old 08-19-19, 01:26 PM
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...With a frown, right?

I'll see myself out
No need. We were all thinking it!
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I've never understood why people will go through tube after tube, thornproof tube after thornproof tub, day after day...

...and yet ignore or refuse to get a set of tire liners...

...or buy tires such as the RibMo's with the protection layer already in.

Gonna end up paying the same anyway...

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