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Old 07-26-04, 08:42 PM
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You'll be walking a ways back to the vehicle because you forgot the tire levers, but remembered everything else. Do that and this... happens you will not have anything to fix it with and you will have to take the long walk back to your car or home. Please remember to bring tubes, a pump and tire levers when ever you go for a ride.

On the other hand todays ride was a blast took on Round Valley, just a bunch of rocks and roots basic NJ terrain. Found a rock on a dh piece that could be used as a ramp to launch off of. The pictures today did not comeout as well as I hoped, so another time I will go through there and take better pics. Anyways right at the point of landing I hear the dreaded pssss sound. And sure enough the rear tire was flat. Get off the bike obviously to go change the tube; tube check, pump check, no tire levers. Which started the 12 mile walk back to my car. 2 hours to walk back to the car. Felt like a complete heel for forgetting the levers and I normally used to use a quick release lever if I did that previously, but now that I'm using a xt qr, that can't be done. Well here's a peaceful picture to wrap up my long day.



(Oh, and make note the blue knob is there because I busted the original knob that came with the qr.
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Old 07-26-04, 08:53 PM
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Ah bummer man, I've gotta make it up to round valley one day, I'm like 20 min away.
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Old 08-22-04, 12:59 PM
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Er, I don't see what's wrong.
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I used my quick release levers as emergency tire levers a while back. They worked pretty well, saved me a 3 mile walk.
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Er, I don't see what's wrong.
You don't see a flat tyre? No one airs down that much.
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Dude,

For me that was so subtle I couldn't event tell. My tire's like that and it's rock hard!
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That really doesn't look flat to me in that picture lol.
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It really was flat, being that it was and unexplainable flat at that time, nothing in the tire at all(I thought) no holes in the tube(I thought), stem held the air in. Still have the tire and noticed that there was a gash in the side that I missed. When that happened the tire got torn, but only left a small hole in the tube.
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