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Drop the hammer and now my tube is busted... how to change question

Old 10-04-07, 12:09 AM
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Drop the hammer and now my tube is busted... how to change question

i accidentally dropped a hammer on my bike. there's a big gash in the top tube (carbon). i always here people hear talking about how easy it is to change a tube, so how doo i do this?
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Old 10-04-07, 12:26 AM
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do you mean drope the hamer? if you dont, then i have no idea what you are talking about.
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Old 10-04-07, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Edonis13 View Post
do you mean drope the hamer? if you dont, then i have no idea what you are talking about.
yes
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tube as in tire tube? or frame tube?
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If carbon as in the frame you need to go to your Local Bike Shop where you purchased and have them look at it.
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it's a gash in the top tube. i thought it was easy to swap a tube out?
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It is actually very simple to change a tube. First get a hack saw, with a fine blade, and cut the offending tube out leaving about an inch (2.54 cm) on each end.

After you have completed this part of the task get back to us for further instructions.
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Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
It is actually very simple to change a tube. First get a hack saw, with a fine blade, and cut the offending tube out leaving about an inch (2.54 cm) on each end.

After you have completed this part of the task get back to us for further instructions.
will a dremel work? i have the diamond edged cutting attachment...
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Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
will a dremel work? i have the diamond edged cutting attachment...
Yes, even better!
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Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
i accidentally dropped a hammer on my bike. there's a big gash in the top tube (carbon). i always here people hear talking about how easy it is to change a tube, so how doo i do this?
F*****g troll.
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this isn't a joke.

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back slowly away be sure that you dont cause any major vibrations, carbon fiber is very unstable and any excess movements when its damages may cause it to explode



the above is what happened when a cyclist sneezed after accidentally tightening his carbon fiber seat post too much, causing a chain reaction.

be afraid... be very afraid...
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Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
i accidentally dropped a hammer on my bike. there's a big gash in the top tube (carbon). i always here people hear talking about how easy it is to change a tube, so how doo i do this?
not that easy... take it to your local LBS get it checked.. dont try to fix it yourself see if there is severe damage to the toptube/carbon... find out your options there...
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F*****g troll.
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Changing a tube part 2.

After the tube has been removed the remaining nubs must be prepared. Using an exacto knife carefully peel the top cosmetic layer of carbon back, exposing the underlying carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are the workhorses of carbon fiber and extreme care must be taken to ensure no damage is done to them..

Since you can't go to the local hardware store and purchase a new tube the original one must be repaired.
You can do this by shipping it to me. Address as follows:

The Goddard Institute
Area 57-Skunk Works Division
Space Age Materials Lab
Care of bikerider........thats me. redirekib spelled backwards. The guys over in Cryptology did that for me.
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Whoa... that's pretty mindblowing.
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I hate when I bust my tube accidentally.


Snicker..
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dude your a bad troll go slap yourself
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Don't change it.

You just need this:

and
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That's how I repair tubes.
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You repair busted top tubes with a patch kit?
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On the off chance the OP is serious, or someone with an actual problem gets this far in the thread.

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Originally Posted by Zinn-X View Post
i accidentally dropped a hammer on my bike. there's a big gash in the top tube (carbon). i always here people hear talking about how easy it is to change a tube, so how doo i do this?
So I'm thinking that you physically dropped a hammer onto the top tube thus denting it....

NOT dropeing the hamer and blowing a tire....

The top tube is much different than the tire tube of a wheel... DUH!!!! You always hear about people changing out their TIRE TUBES easily, you damaged your TOP TUBE on the frame - which there is no easy fix....
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