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Old 08-30-16, 06:54 PM
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Moving around with your bike

Hey guys I was wondering how do you guys travel with your bike when your are not riding it, the other day I got a flat tire while I was cruising and I needed a ride back home, have you guys experienced something similar?
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Old 08-30-16, 07:09 PM
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Hey guys I was wondering how do you guys travel with your bike when your are not riding it, the other day I got a flat tire while I was cruising and I needed a ride back home, have you guys experienced something similar?
Once. And then I learned how to patch a tube and use a pump so that indignity would never happen to me again.
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Old 08-30-16, 07:38 PM
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I just keep riding the bike with the flat and power through it. Then I replace the rim each time.
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Only one time: I had the wrong CO2 cartridge and my one shot at McGyvering it was a fail. My wife bought me a Lezyne mini-pump after that.

If you're serious about "how", just take the wheels off and put it in the trunk.
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Old 08-31-16, 07:22 AM
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Carry spare tubes and tools to replace them when they flat.
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Nope, I just ride around the glass instead of riding through it.
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Pick up the bike and walk. On my current ride it's a maximum of 5 miles to walk worst case.
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For the few kinds of breakdown I can't fix on the road,
our city buses all have bike carriers. I call it the $1.25 wrecker service;-)
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Carry spare tubes and tools to replace them when they flat.
Well I learned my lesson
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Pick up the bike and walk. On my current ride it's a maximum of 5 miles to walk worst case.
The old school walk of shame.
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I can take my bike on the subway, though I prefer not to, as it requires lifting it over a turnstile and carrying it up and down lots of stairs. The platforms and train cars can get crowded, and positioning the bike not to disturb anyone takes a lot of energy. But I can do it if I have to.
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Subway works, but it is indeed a pain. Once I called Uber, and put it in the trunk. The bike folds.
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I patch the tube. Always have a patch kit and mini-pump. I used to always carry a spare tube, but I don't bother for commutes anymore.
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When my rear derailleur exploded, I took apart the missing link, removed the remnants of the derailleur, rode with a loose chain to the transitway to load the bike onto the bike rack and bus home. 5km is ok loose chain, the 20km is a bit much.

So, bus.
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