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

Lance Armstrong shows to to change a tire in 1,5 minutes.

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

Lance Armstrong shows to to change a tire in 1,5 minutes.

Old 06-03-19, 05:48 PM
  #51  
LDBenjamin
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
I for one think this was very educational. i welcome our new overlords.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqKShAdLsiE
There's no reason to do it that fast, but that is the proper technique - check the inside of the tire before mounting the new tube, blow up the new inner tube a little before inserting it, roll the tire back onto the rim, making sure you don't pinch the tube, no big deal.

But what's with the "lose the little black thing?" Granted, you don't *really* need the cap with Presta valves, but I replaced mine with nice metal ones. I don't see why this is a problem unless you really like the look of bare Presta valves.
LDBenjamin is offline  
Old 06-03-19, 08:46 PM
  #52  
Jack Tone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
When I worked in an auto tire shop, sometimes we'd find a slow leak from some dirt that got into the uncovered Schrader valve. So, from habit, I always put the cap on the Presta valve.
Jack Tone is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 06:40 PM
  #53  
SpeedyBlueBiker
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Redmond, WA & Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 30

Bikes: 1999 Giant ATX MTB, 2002 Lemond Zurich, 2018 Fuji Transonic 2.3, 2019 Specialized Tarmac Disc Expert

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Lance ain't got nuthin on this guy!

SpeedyBlueBiker is offline  
Likes For SpeedyBlueBiker:
Old 06-04-19, 07:20 PM
  #54  
road292
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Wait, no one just holds up their hand and waits for their team car to come by with a new wheel?
road292 is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 11:05 PM
  #55  
greatscott
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: California
Posts: 338

Bikes: 1984 Fuji Club

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 187 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
yup, just use your bare hand to rub the inside of the tire to find that piece of glass and leave a blood trail as you go. Geez, all you need is a small rag and let it snag on that piece of glass.
greatscott is offline  
Old 06-04-19, 11:08 PM
  #56  
greatscott
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: California
Posts: 338

Bikes: 1984 Fuji Club

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 187 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah but he doped.
yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
greatscott is offline  
Likes For greatscott:
Old 06-05-19, 12:43 AM
  #57  
Fox Farm
Senior Member
 
Fox Farm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Posts: 2,545

Bikes: Merlin Extra Light, Orbea Orca, Ritchey Outback,Tomac Revolver Mountain Bike, Cannondale Crit 3.0 now used for time trials.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I sort of laughed when Lance said to chuck the presta caps. Sure, they are put on to keep the tube from being poked and cut by the end of the presta valve in packaging, but out of habit and the desire to keep the end of the presta valve clean, I keep mine on. I guess pros scoff at that IE why Lance told viewers to throw them away.

Some years ago I was sitting on the side of the road changing a flat, had the new tube hanging around my neck, wheel in my hands and some motorist slows down and asked me with a serious but helpful face, "did you get a flat?" I told him that no, I was replacing the factory air in the tires as it was overdue for this. It took him 10 seconds to realize that I was joking with him.
Fox Farm is offline  
Old 06-05-19, 07:23 AM
  #58  
seau grateau
Senior Member
 
seau grateau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PHL
Posts: 9,606

Bikes: Litespeed, IRO

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1167 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 46 Posts
Originally Posted by greatscott View Post
yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
Wow really I had no idea
seau grateau is offline  
Likes For seau grateau:
Old 06-05-19, 08:20 AM
  #59  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22,457
Mentioned: 163 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8590 Post(s)
Liked 338 Times in 215 Posts
Originally Posted by greatscott View Post
yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
98.2% of all statistics you read on the Internets are made up.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 06-05-19, 08:21 AM
  #60  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22,457
Mentioned: 163 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8590 Post(s)
Liked 338 Times in 215 Posts
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Wow really I had no idea
Trust him. He had the data to back it up. I think he may have even run the tests himself.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 06-05-19, 08:24 AM
  #61  
BonkonFleet
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 40

Bikes: 2018 Trek Emonda sl6 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
A bike looks better with a valve cap than without. Who wants to fight?
BonkonFleet is offline  
Likes For BonkonFleet:
Old 06-07-19, 05:50 AM
  #62  
Silvestru
Member
 
Silvestru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanks for the video!
Silvestru is offline  
Likes For Silvestru:
Old 06-08-19, 11:01 PM
  #63  
Doge 
Senior Member
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 9,493

Bikes: 1979 Raleigh Team 753

Mentioned: 141 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2932 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 31 Posts
If riding tubulars, there wouldn't have been a flat.
Doge is offline  
Old 06-11-19, 03:45 PM
  #64  
Dirt Farmer
Senior Member
 
Dirt Farmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Madison, Wi.
Posts: 1,006

Bikes: Jamis Quest Elite; Falcon San Remo Super Route; Jamis Coda Sport; Trek Fuel EX 8

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 266 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 8 Posts
I'd have assumed he'd not changed a tube in at least 25 years. Ah, the joys of a road crew!
Dirt Farmer is offline  
Old 06-14-19, 11:44 AM
  #65  
nivalu
Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I stopped watching as soon as he said valve caps aren't cool. I love my blue anodized aluminum caps. I guess I'm not cool.
Just ordered some of these due to your comment. I will happily be uncool right with you.
nivalu is offline  
Old 06-14-19, 12:12 PM
  #66  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22,457
Mentioned: 163 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8590 Post(s)
Liked 338 Times in 215 Posts
Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I stopped watching as soon as he said valve caps aren't cool. I love my blue anodized aluminum caps. I guess I'm not cool.

Didn't even know those were a thing. About to order some red ones. Thanks!
indyfabz is offline  
Old 06-15-19, 09:34 AM
  #67  
carlos danger
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
carlos danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: the danger zone!
Posts: 517

Bikes: steel is real. and so is Ti...

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 213 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker View Post
Lance ain't got nuthin on this guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV4H04Rmkrw
yeah you are right that guy is much, much more badass than lance is. i always try to do the tires with my teeth myself though too. trying to keep it real.
carlos danger is offline  
Old 06-15-19, 10:17 AM
  #68  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 15,128

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 107 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3611 Post(s)
Liked 64 Times in 57 Posts
Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker View Post
Lance ain't got nuthin on this guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV4H04Rmkrw
This guy is impressive.
bikemig is offline  
Old 06-17-19, 08:16 AM
  #69  
BikeAndIke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Anybody ever listen to the Joe Rogan podcast with Lance? It was actually pretty interesting to hear Lance talk about everything. Seems like a normal dude that got caught up.
BikeAndIke is offline  
Old 06-17-19, 07:46 PM
  #70  
Banzai
Jet Jockey
 
Banzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 4,852

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Nashbar X-frame bike, Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, Surly Pugsley.

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 329 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Um, I'm with him on this. Presta caps are useless and not cool...I chuck mine when a new tube goes on.

That video was actually pretty fun. Almost makes me want to bust out my LiveStrong jersey again. Almost.
__________________
Good night...and good luck

Last edited by Banzai; 06-17-19 at 07:49 PM.
Banzai is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 02:26 AM
  #71  
mattleegee
Senior Member
 
mattleegee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Kent, WA
Posts: 94

Bikes: 2019 Specialized Roubaix Comp Di2

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts
no baby powder?
no seriously
mattleegee is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 06:13 AM
  #72  
mcours2006
Senior Member
 
mcours2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Toronto, CANADA
Posts: 5,683

Bikes: Giant Rapid, Bianchi Advantage, Specialized Roubaix, 1985 Gardin Quatro, Norco Threshold, Raleigh Serengheti MTB

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1720 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 21 Posts
The bulk of the time spent changing a tube is inspecting the tire for the source of puncture. Sometimes the tire takes some wrangling to get back on to the rim. And let's not forget pumping up the tires with my mini-pump if I'm on the road takes a minute or so. If the tire went back on easily and I did a quick cursory check of the inside like he did, and didn't have to pump up the tire I could do it in under two minutes.
mcours2006 is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 08:02 AM
  #73  
CarloM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 22 Posts
Hey, it's the guy from Dodgeball! Thanks for motivating Peter LaFleur into beating the Globo Gym Purple Cobras!
CarloM is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 03:44 PM
  #74  
ussprinceton
Senior Member
 
ussprinceton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Durham, NC 27705 USA
Posts: 692
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Lance was my hero, not anymore
ussprinceton is offline  
Old 06-23-19, 02:46 AM
  #75  
MyTi
6-4 Titanium
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 228
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by ussprinceton View Post
Lance was my hero, not anymore
He is a fraud but I was definitely entertained seeing him win again and again. All the top guys were dirty and are still dirty, but hey, at least I was entertained.
MyTi is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

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