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

Old 05-29-19, 08:18 PM
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Lance Armstrong shows to to change a tire in 1,5 minutes.

I for one think this was very educational. i welcome our new overlords.

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Old 05-29-19, 08:37 PM
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Yeah but he doped.
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Old 05-29-19, 08:52 PM
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Good looking Peugeot, looks like a PKN 10
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No way anyone could change a tire that fast unless they were using....
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Good looking Peugeot, looks like a PKN 10
Indeed - my second "proper" road bike was a PKN-10 - served me well through high school, college and grad school, finally succumbing one day during a commute - I was powering along, when the chain jammed somewhere and next thing I knew, the RD and hanger were pulled up and out. I didn't have the money to get it fixed, so it went into the shed and slowly rusted away.
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As if the front tire ever goes flat.
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
Indeed - my second "proper" road bike was a PKN-10 - served me well through high school, college and grad school, finally succumbing one day during a commute - I was powering along, when the chain jammed somewhere and next thing I knew, the RD and hanger were pulled up and out. I didn't have the money to get it fixed, so it went into the shed and slowly rusted away.
I used to own one as well in college. It's a good bike. I recently picked up a PXN 10, same graphics but a full Reynolds frame.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
As if the front tire ever goes flat.
Mine did last Sunday.
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Old 05-30-19, 05:32 AM
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Like butter, which is where they hid the....
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I'd bet Lance is probably a pretty cool guy now that he's got the burden of being an ******* well behind him. His cameo in "Pharmacy Road" (or "Tour de Pharmacy") was hilarious.
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He cheated. That video was obviously edited to make it look faster than it really was.
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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.

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Let's see him change a Gatorskin on the rear rim.

Not so easy.
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oh I thought he was gonna change the tube in 1.5 minutes. clearly it takes longer than that. I count myself lucky when I can do it in 15 minutes on the side of a road
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah but he doped.
I hear the bike mechanic community is rife with it.
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I can't do one in a minute and a half, but I've had *way* too much experience changing tubes and fixing flats. Two minutes for me, at best.

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If the tire goes onto the rim easily, I think I could do it in 1.5 minutes as well, no big deal.

Also I've never doped.
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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.

Yes. That would be true. What are these used for, poker chips?
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The actual tire bead removal and tube change from start to finish probably takes me under 2 minutes. It's the 5-10 minutes I spend pulling the tire off the rim entirely and inspecting for whatever tiny bit of wire or glass caused my flat in the first place that takes up most of my time. Been burned by too many nearly invisible metal slivers that lead to almost immediate 2nd flats to not take the time.
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It takes me more than two minutes to take the lock-ring nut off of the presta valve stem.

Sometimes sacrifices must be made for the sake of making a fashion statement.
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Yeh, but he made for some great TV, while it lasted.KB
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Good looking Peugeot, looks like a PKN 10
Yeah, no "lawyer lips" on the fork ends to slow you down.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
Been burned by too many nearly invisible metal slivers that lead to almost immediate 2nd flats...
Me, yesterday.

So much shame.
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When I have 20 riders watching me, I can change a tire in 29 minutes flat...and without PED's
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When I have 20 riders watching me, I can change a tire in 29 minutes flat...and without PED's
They're just watching? No offer of assistance?
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