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How to fix a tire blow out during a 100 mile bike ride

Old 05-03-20, 01:32 PM
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How to fix a tire blow out during a 100 mile bike ride

Yesterday I blew my tire out during my ride. The plan was to do a century. When it hit the pot hole and got the flat I was so bummed out. I thought the ride was over. And the I realized I can repair the sidewalk. Check out this video where I show how to get it done MacGyver style....

How To Fix A Tire Blowout During A 100 Mile Bike Ride
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Kudos. I trust you pumped tire to only about 70 PSI? You don’t want to overdo the pressure in a booted tire.
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If you blew the tire by hitting a pot hole you were obviously going too fast. You need to slow down. Just kidding.
Putting up the video was a fine idea.
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Nice save and recovery on that ride. Cool video, too. 👍
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Nice save and recovery on that ride. Cool video, too. 👍
Thanks dude. It was quite the day
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The key is finding a decent place to sit while you work, otherwise for me at least I can get rushed and that's when mistakes happen. I get nervous on a rear that needs major patching/booting. Seems like one bump too many and it's all over.

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Love that jersey - I really wanted one but it didn't quite fit me right.

And I wish that I would have gotten out that way more when I lived in BK.
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Fixed a blowout once with a folded dollar bill stuck in place. Lasted about 40 miles.
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I always carry a spare tire. That means on every outdoor ride. When I get an ordinary flat, I change out both tire and tube: no need to fool around trying to find the hole. This simple thing would have saved the OP a lot of time and saves a great deal of time even in ordinary flat changes. I
carry the lightest tire that will work well. Of course I also carry 2 tubes, a patch kit, and a boot kit. Haven't used the boot kit since I started carrying the spare though.

I run enough pressure in my tires that they don't flat in an ordinary pothole, even on our tandem. That's how I know how much to use.

Sometimes things go wrong. A riding buddy once flatted 8 times, all from different objects, during a pass climb in the middle of the night.
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Originally Posted by illjustride View Post
Yesterday I blew my tire out during my ride. The plan was to do a century. When it hit the pot hole and got the flat I was so bummed out. I thought the ride was over. And the I realized I can repair the sidewalk. Check out this video where I show how to get it done MacGyver style....

How To Fix A Tire Blowout During A 100 Mile Bike Ride
https://youtu.be/SZur7a3YRw4

I like your style. Looks like you never let anything get you down.
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Great information here. Thank you
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
Fixed a blowout once with a folded dollar bill stuck in place. Lasted about 40 miles.
I once rode 10 miles home on a Clif Bar wrapper. I think it would have lasted about a 100 feet more.
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Inspired me to order a package of TB-2 emergency boots today so I can add one to my flat kit. I've been meaning get some for a long time now to replace the Tyvek strips I currently carry.
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Nice job, OP!
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I once rode 10 miles home on a Clif Bar wrapper. I think it would have lasted about a 100 feet more.
Nice! Now I need to think about saving those wrappers until I get home...

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Originally Posted by August West View Post
Inspired me to order a package of TB-2 emergency boots today so I can add one to my flat kit. I've been meaning get some for a long time now to replace the Tyvek strips I currently carry.
Those have been part of my road kit since the "dollar bill" incident. Naturally, I've never needed them.
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