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Bizarre attempt to fix a flat -- seen at the co-op

Old 05-27-21, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso
I'm impressed. I was proud of myself for riding home 10 miles on a tire that I booted with a Clif Bar wrapper, but this is next level.
Never underestimate Clif bar wrappers, or any Mylar type wrapper. Those suckers are tough. Gel wrappers are even tougher, easily good enough to boot a cut tire.

I often recycle energy bar wrappers as toe warmers in cold weather. They work great, reflecting heat back to the toes while not getting sweaty and risking frostbite like a plastic bag over the entire foot.
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Old 05-27-21, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jccaclimber
Parents just donít raise kids like they used to.
Iím curious, if it wasnít leaking, how did she decide where on the tube to put the patch?
The bicycle had been standing still for months, so she decided it must be leaking. It was as good lesson for her, because every-time I get the chance I remember her about this
You are right, kids these days are too pampered. But most grown up have also become a bunch of lazy whineers i.m.h.o.
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Old 05-27-21, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by uberprutser
The bicycle had been standing still for months, so she decided it must be leaking. It was as good lesson for her, because every-time I get the chance I remember her about this
You are right, kids these days are too pampered. But most grown up have also become a bunch of lazy whineers i.m.h.o.
I understand the flat tire>leak conclusion, erroneous as it is. It sounds like she just sort of picked a random spot to put the patch on though, that's the part that confuses me.
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Old 05-27-21, 01:57 AM
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that is another good reason to blue locktite your spokes,

rode home on an araya 7x mtb back rim after 3 flats, extremely loud, people gawking wondering about all that racket, , slick as ice, anything more than a 2 degree curve and the back slides out, made it home, but every spoke was loose as a goose,
very low rolling resistance, like a freight train, i dropped everybody,
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Old 05-27-21, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dedhed
Where does one find newspaper nowadays?
In my recycling bin! In order to get the digital version of the Milwaukee Urinal you have to take the paper copy. Go figure, seems like a waste to pitch an unread paper version into the bin, although when painting something, it does come in handy.
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Originally Posted by tkamd73
In my recycling bin! In order to get the digital version of the Milwaukee Urinal you have to take the paper copy. Go figure, seems like a waste to pitch an unread paper version into the bin, although when painting something, it does come in handy.
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I have full digital W/O a paper copy.
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Old 05-27-21, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jccaclimber
I understand the flat tire>leak conclusion, erroneous as it is. It sounds like she just sort of picked a random spot to put the patch on though, that's the part that confuses me.
She must have picked a random spot. I don't know, I wasn't there. I just found the unfinished job she did. She probably got bored and just glued on a patch. Those millennial have the attention span of a blown tire
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Old 05-27-21, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by uberprutser
She must have picked a random spot. I don't know, I wasn't there. I just found the unfinished job she did. She probably got bored and just glued on a patch. Those millennial have the attention span of a blown tire
She probably patched the flat part; You know, at the bottom of the tire where it touches the ground.
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