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Still Good People in the world ....

Old 08-30-05, 10:26 PM
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Still Good People in the world ....

Only my fifth ride on my new Giant OCR 1 , I'm about half way up the hill when I notice my front tire is flat, 8 kms from home. I'm new to road biking, ssssoooo... No spare tube, no cell etc.. LOSER. lol. I'm walking back down the hill, UH now what ?! There is one building at the base of the hill. Ther's a door open and a couple of contractors are putting up drywall. Laughing at myself, told them my situation and the guy had a truck and put my bike in the back and drove me home. HUGE THANK YOU to the dry wall dude. Still good people left in the world.
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Old 08-30-05, 10:31 PM
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its nice to hear stories like this every once in awhile, expecially when we get so many "i hate motorist" stories
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Nice of him to do that for a stranger. I've had a fellow cyclist stop during his training ride to give me his spare tube and use his CO2 to help my stranded butt.

But, now you know what you must do, if you haven't already done so:

1. Tire levers
2. Spare tube
3. CO2 inflator
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Old 08-30-05, 10:42 PM
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I haven't. And thanks, it's on the shopping list this weekend.
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Old 08-30-05, 10:45 PM
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you might add a patch kit to that list just in case you get a 2nd flat after the tube change. IME, it's tough to get to the pressures that help you avoid pinch flats with hand pumps. The CO2 may do a bit better though.
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use a handpump
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Old 08-31-05, 03:36 AM
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Saddle bag with the following goodies.
Tire levers
Tire patches.
1-2 tubes
CO2 with spare cartridges or frame pump/mini pump
tire boot


GOOD LUCK..
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Old 08-31-05, 05:22 AM
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You should go see if they are there this am and take 'em some Starbucks or something.
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Dont forget the cell phone too. It helped my stranted butt when I didnt have a tube or a patch kit.
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Originally Posted by Doggus
You should go see if they are there this am and take 'em some Starbucks or something.
I second this....Why not build up some good will? They may even help more cyclists because of your generous actions.
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I had someone two days ago when they were at a stop sign say "good ride?" I say "yah"
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nope. He probably wanted to know your address to break in.
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Originally Posted by sunninho
Nice of him to do that for a stranger. I've had a fellow cyclist stop during his training ride to give me his spare tube and use his CO2 to help my stranded butt.

But, now you know what you must do, if you haven't already done so:

1. Tire levers
2. Spare tube
3. CO2 inflator

Also go watch the movie "pay it forward" - Now it's your turn to do something good
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Old 08-31-05, 01:09 PM
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I had a freak "accident" where a chain slip mangled my RD and bent my dropout (!!!). It's since been fixed, but I am still thankful to the SUV driver (!!!!!!!) who gave me a lift to the train station (this was almost one year ago now).
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Originally Posted by Doggus
You should go see if they are there this am and take 'em some Starbucks or something.
I "third" that idea.......I bet it would make their day.
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instead of tire levers, cant you just use the QR to prop the tire open? I've been doing it with no problem or any wear on the QR. I dunno, I might even use keys if I had to??

I just dont see the purpose of buying tire levers
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man, you would scratch the **** out of your wheel rims doing that!

*edit* i'm referring to the "keys" idea
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also, tire levers are, what, like 5 bucks?? i say its definetly worth getting them. just throw those in on your next trip to the lbs to pick up, well, whatever it is you needed to pick up that day
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but the question is why do I need them? They are just going to take up space in my pouch. Im not a cheapo but I am about functionality. I usually use the QR but with Tire levers is it going to be any easier?

I guess you need tire levers on specific tires right?
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Tire levers come 2 to a pack for a reason. It's much easier to work your tires with 2 bike levers than fiddling with a clumsy sweker and keys.
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Originally Posted by Doggus
You should go see if they are there this am and take 'em some Starbucks or something.
Starbucks? For such a good deed, the least you can do is to get them some decent coffee.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Starbucks? For such a good deed, the least you can do is to get them some decent coffee.
Buy him a case of Heineken or Corona
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Leave the Heineken and Corona... take em' some Fat Tire or a nice cold Newcastle
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Originally Posted by viper5dn
Leave the Heineken and Corona... take em' some Fat Tire or a nice cold Newcastle
Even better
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Originally Posted by sunninho
Tire levers come 2 to a pack for a reason. It's much easier to work your tires with 2 bike levers than fiddling with a clumsy sweker and keys.
Ahh ok .

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