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Longest distance ridden on a flat tire

Old 04-09-24, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I donít have space in my saddle bag because I carry a water pipe, lighters, big bag of weed, and often a concentrate in the saddlebag.
Why is it no surprise that we finally got to this? Your trollness is showing again.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe
Why is it no surprise that we finally got to this? Your trollness is showing again.
do you think Iím lying? Thatís actually what I use my saddlebag to carry and there isnít any room for bike stuff.

genejocky the workhardening isnít a concern, it will be fine, itís not copper.
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Old 04-09-24, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker

It's stories like this that make your repeated claims at being an "expert" ridiculous.

Iím a courier by trade, which translates to expertise in riding with traffic, and ability to ride broken components until they fail. The tire in question was the one from the ďtire not seatingĒ thread I made, and it made it a couple hundred more miles before failing. Thatís why I decided it wasnít worth trying to replace the tube, the new tube would explode too. If I could do it all over, I wouldnít change a thing.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I’m a courier by trade, which translates to expertise in riding with traffic, and ability to ride broken components until they fail. The tire in question was the one from the “tire not seating” thread I made, and it made it a couple hundred more miles before failing. That’s why I decided it wasn’t worth trying to replace the tube, the new tube would explode too. If I could do it all over, I wouldn’t change a thing.
Oh, this is a consequence of not replacing a bad tire a couple of weeks ago. This loooong story doesn’t help your reputation.

Riding the bad tire might have saved you $2.50. But it cost you a $5 tube.

You might have been lucky to repair the rim. You might not be so lucky next time.

Rather than replace a $50 tire, you risked being stranded and possibly destroying a rim.

It would have been cheaper to fix things properly than “ride broken components until they fail” (which isn’t an “ability”; it’s just dumb.).

It’s bad decisions all the way down.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
do you think Iím lying? Thatís actually what I use my saddlebag to carry and there isnít any room for bike stuff.

genejocky the workhardening isnít a concern, it will be fine, itís not copper.
What, in all your previous experience, would lead you to trust your own judgement?
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Barely 100 ft.
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Dont you go through a tire a week or something stupid like that ? You need better tires versus dumpster diving for old tires.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
... I don’t have space in my saddle bag because I carry a water pipe, lighters, big bag of weed, and often a concentrate in the saddlebag. ...
Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I’m a courier by trade, ...
Wait, did you just admit, in writing and on a public forum, that you are a professional drug courier?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
The rim is fine.. I can hardly even find the pictured damage after I fixed it with pliers. I donít have space in my saddle bag because I carry a water pipe, lighters, big bag of weed, and often a concentrate in the saddlebag. I actually am thinking of getting a bigger bag because my favorite bubbler doesnít fit in it.
Suddenly it all makes sense.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
What, in all your previous experience, would lead you to trust your own judgement?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
The tire was toast, I was riding it until it failed, no sense in replacing a tube in a severely damaged tire. Donít have space in my saddle bag for a tube or patch kit
Pro tip: Get a larger saddle bag.

I am not going to even ask why you would be riding with a bag incapable of accommodating the basic necessities.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
What, in all your previous experience, would lead you to trust your own judgement?
I mean I rode home on the flat tire and fixed the rim in less than a minute, so my lived experience tells me to trust my judgement
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
do you think Iím lying? Thatís actually what I use my saddlebag to carry and there isnít any room for bike stuff.

genejocky the workhardening isnít a concern, it will be fine, itís not copper.
I think drug talk is against the rules here.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I mean I rode home on the flat tire and fixed the rim in less than a minute, so my lived experience tells me to trust my judgement
Yet it was your judgment that caused the problem in the first place.
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"Courier by trade which translates to expertise...."
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I mean I rode home on the flat tire and fixed the rim in less than a minute, so my lived experience tells me to trust my judgement
Um.....
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I think drug talk is against the rules here.
Not actually illegal here.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I mean I rode home on the flat tire and fixed the rim in less than a minute, so my lived experience tells me to trust my judgement
No, it was just dumb luck.

It seems almost certain you didn’t expect to damage the rim at all. So, it would seem your “judgement” was objectively defective.

And, you were so certain of your “judgement”, you had to ask about it here.

No one here has suggested what you did was a good choice. I suspect everybody understood what you did would likely damage the rim.

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I was merely asking how far people have ridden on a flat tire, 6.5 miles is for me a new record
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
The tire was toast, I was riding it until it failed, no sense in replacing a tube in a severely damaged tire. Donít have space in my saddle bag for a tube or patch kit
There's usually space in a "fanny pack" for a spare tube, tire levers, patch kit, even a few other items. Never ridden far at all on a flat.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Donít have space in my saddle bag for a tube or patch kit
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I donít have space in my saddle bag because I carry a water pipe, lighters, big bag of weed, and often a concentrate in the saddlebag. I actually am thinking of getting a bigger bag because my favorite bubbler doesnít fit in it.
I was going to ask what was in the saddle bag, but I knew this was going to be the answer.
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TPU tubes are small, and you can get dozens from china for a minimal amount
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What's a "bubbler"?
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
I was merely asking how far people have ridden on a flat tire, 6.5 miles is for me a new record
People here donít do that because they donít choose to ride on bad tires and carry tubes/patches. Itís a dumb thing to crow about. Itís just a measure of your recklessness.
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Not actually illegal here.
I meant on BF.
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