Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

How do you deal with a flat?

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

How do you deal with a flat?

Old 02-10-17, 09:49 AM
  #1  
TCR Rider
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TCR Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
Posts: 879

Bikes: Pinarello Dogma F8 Giant TCR Advanced 2 Jamis Coda

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 103 Posts
How do you deal with a flat?

I came across this while browsing around the interwebs. On it's face it seems like a good idea but I don't see how it could work on clincher tires since it would have to patch the tube. Also many times the sourse of the flat is not so easy to locate without removing the tire. PatchnRide


https://patchnride.com/
TCR Rider is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 09:57 AM
  #2  
danimal92sport
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Midwest US
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by TCR Rider View Post
I came across this while browsing around the interwebs. On it's face it seems like a good idea but I don't see how it could work on clincher tires since it would have to patch the tube. Also many times the sourse of the flat is not so easy to locate without removing the tire. PatchnRide


https://patchnride.com/
Seems to me that the pressure in the tube would push against the patch to seal the tube puncture just like a regular tube patch. But I agree; this would only work when you can see/detect the puncture at the outside of the tire, which for me has probably only been 1/2 of the time or so.

Dan
danimal92sport is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 09:58 AM
  #3  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,783

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6832 Post(s)
Liked 672 Times in 425 Posts
The linked website is garbage, forcing viewers to watch a video to find out what the product is. I wanted to click out after 10 seconds.

I watched the whole video and still don't understand what the product actually does.

Changing a tube is not "self punishment" but very simple and "shelling out big dollars for tires" is required when the tire is ripped apart like in the video, unless you want to crash.

Road bikes, cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp and grits...

Not going to pre order a product when the manufacturer doesn't say how it works.


-Tim-
TimothyH is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 09:58 AM
  #4  
nycphotography
NYC
 
nycphotography's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,637
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1104 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 16 Posts
Right because I always drag my roll around into the driveway to perform a single tool (1 tire lever) operation.

I suspect that thing is a) for tubeless and b) about 10 times as big as a dynaplug micro pro.
nycphotography is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 10:10 AM
  #5  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 24,865

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3720 Post(s)
Liked 842 Times in 586 Posts
nice how he tosses the nail for the next rider
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 10:34 AM
  #6  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 30,069

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 336 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13161 Post(s)
Liked 2,546 Times in 1,363 Posts
I want a Serotta to ride on the sidewalk, too.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 10:34 AM
  #7  
TCR Rider
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
TCR Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
Posts: 879

Bikes: Pinarello Dogma F8 Giant TCR Advanced 2 Jamis Coda

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 194 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 103 Posts
I agree the video is a waste and I still don't see how it would patch a clincher. I'll pass. I didn't even see how much they're charging to the thing.
TCR Rider is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 10:38 AM
  #8  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 30,069

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 336 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13161 Post(s)
Liked 2,546 Times in 1,363 Posts
Originally Posted by TCR Rider View Post
I didn't even see how much they're charging to the thing.
You can pre-order for $35, which gets you "two patch pods and two leak detectors." Not sure how many flats that fixes, but if it's two it sure as hell isn't less expensive than the tubes they were ragging on.

edit: patch pods are single use.

Lol.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 10:39 AM
  #9  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 32,458

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 456 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12348 Post(s)
Liked 1,514 Times in 807 Posts
This is a relatively useless product as most flats don't have a big obvious nail in them. Plus, most flats are caused either by a pinch flat or a shard stuck in the tread. This would be fail for these cases.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 11:40 AM
  #10  
SpeshulEd 
Senior Member
 
SpeshulEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,089
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Good luck getting that thing into the tiny baby hole in the tube on the first try.
__________________
Hey guys, lets go play bikes! Strava

SpeshulEd is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 11:41 AM
  #11  
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Posts: 30,975

Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 710 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Good way to push in a piece of glass
__________________
Fred "The Real Fred"
10 Wheels is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 11:47 AM
  #12  
Wileyrat
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tucson Az
Posts: 1,551

Bikes: 2015 Ridley Fenix, 1983 Team Fuji, 2019 Marin Nail Trail 6, and a few dust collectors

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 300 Post(s)
Liked 125 Times in 80 Posts
I'm almost never fortunate enough to know what caused my flat, road or mountain bike, and a 17+ buck one time use?

Pass.

Last edited by Wileyrat; 02-10-17 at 11:51 AM.
Wileyrat is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 11:50 AM
  #13  
SpeshulEd 
Senior Member
 
SpeshulEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 8,089
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
It's also entertaining that as you patch your tube, you leave a 1/4" gaping hole in your tire.
__________________
Hey guys, lets go play bikes! Strava

SpeshulEd is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 11:52 AM
  #14  
ptempel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Jersry the beautiful Garden State
Posts: 1,917

Bikes: 2007 Ridley Excalibur, 2003 Orbea Orca, 199? Cannondale Headshock MTB hardtail

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 515 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ptempel is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 11:57 AM
  #15  
Dave Cutter
Senior Member
 
Dave Cutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: D'uh... I am a Cutter
Posts: 6,160

Bikes: '17 Access Old Turnpike Gravel bike, '14 Trek 1.1, '13 Cannondale CAAD 10, '98 CAD 2, R300

Mentioned: 62 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1571 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
These products are almost always created by non-cyclists. They may make great sense to someone that thinks bicycle flats are taken in to the shop to be fixed. But this product at lease... doesn't have a practical use.
Dave Cutter is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 01:04 PM
  #16  
WalksOn2Wheels
Vain, But Lacking Talent
 
WalksOn2Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Denton, TX
Posts: 5,510

Bikes: Trek Domane 5.9 DA 9000, Trek Crockett Pink Frosting w/105 5700

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1524 Post(s)
Liked 81 Times in 42 Posts
Anyone that spends money on that deserves to be deprived of their money.
WalksOn2Wheels is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 01:04 PM
  #17  
RPK79
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,238

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2860 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 25 Times in 9 Posts
I usually just call the team car up and have them swap out the wheel.
RPK79 is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 01:16 PM
  #18  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 27,026
Mentioned: 192 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11426 Post(s)
Liked 3,075 Times in 1,705 Posts
Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
I usually just call the team car up and have them swap out the wheel.
Do they remember to swap it for another wheel with a motor?
indyfabz is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 01:54 PM
  #19  
Elvo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 4,382
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 448 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 121 Times in 70 Posts
Can someone describe how it works? My computer does not support video
Elvo is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 02:00 PM
  #20  
TimothyH
- Soli Deo Gloria -
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 14,783

Bikes: 2018 Rodriguez Custom Fixed Gear, 2017 Niner RLT 9 RDO, 2015 Bianchi Pista, 2002 Fuji Robaix

Mentioned: 235 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6832 Post(s)
Liked 672 Times in 425 Posts
Does anyone else feel like the title of this thread is bait?
TimothyH is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 02:10 PM
  #21  
gsa103
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 4,148

Bikes: Bianchi Infinito (Celeste, of course)

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 630 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
It's a good potential solution for tubulars, maybe for tubeless, and going to really marginal for clinchers. Also, maybe useful for hub motor ebikes, where removing the wheel is a pain.

The problem is that you have to get the needle inside a flat innertube without punching through the opposite side, or having the tube pull away. With a clincher it's going to work like 30% of the time.
gsa103 is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 02:20 PM
  #22  
banerjek
Portland Fred
 
banerjek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,545

Bikes: Custom Winter, Challenge Seiran SL, Fuji Team Pro, Cattrike Road/Velokit, РOS hybrid

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 228 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 30 Posts
I was impressed -- by how he could wack a screw through the tire with a hammer and have it not go through the rim as well.
banerjek is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 02:44 PM
  #23  
banerjek
Portland Fred
 
banerjek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 11,545

Bikes: Custom Winter, Challenge Seiran SL, Fuji Team Pro, Cattrike Road/Velokit, РOS hybrid

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 228 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 30 Posts
If only someone would come up with tires that don't require any air so that flats were not possible...

Even though the idea keeps coming up and failing, I'm sure these guys got it right. They're not on the market yet, but they soon will be!
banerjek is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 03:34 PM
  #24  
zymphad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,539

Bikes: Super Cheap gc3 approved Bike

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 494 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I usually not frustrayed with a flat. I take my time, enjoy the break, look at the scenery. Also normally I patch rather than use new tube.

Had a few tires that I had to replace but my new favorite tire is more punctyre resistant, just as fast as GP4K and $36 for pair shipped.
zymphad is offline  
Old 02-10-17, 03:46 PM
  #25  
RPK79
Custom User Title
 
RPK79's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: SE MN
Posts: 11,238

Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro & Quintana Roo Kilo

Mentioned: 40 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2860 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 25 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Do they remember to swap it for another wheel with a motor?
I prefer the seat post motor. Less rotational weight.
RPK79 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.