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PotomacCyclist
05-26-2015, 12:37 AM
I've never tried this, so I don't know how easy it is to accomplish.


http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1686393384001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAB9cZG8~,VsmvaF3 _bYDedNqkpR7gMGQyInJKsvED&bctid=4052459558001

baiskeli
05-26-2015, 06:30 PM
That's cool.

Last week, I had all the tools EXCEPT the pump--I had one, but the adapter had apparently fallen off. Thanks to the two cyclists who stopped to give me the air to get home.

Steve O
05-26-2015, 07:26 PM
I've never tried this, so I don't know how easy it is to accomplish.


http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1686393384001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAB9cZG8~,VsmvaF3 _bYDedNqkpR7gMGQyInJKsvED&bctid=4052459558001

I don't really call that "fixing" a flat; it's just replacing a tube. No tools, per se, but you need a spare tube.
I thought it was going to have some sort of secret about how to stop a tube from leaking without a patch. That would be clever.

Emm
05-26-2015, 08:02 PM
I don't really call that "fixing" a flat; it's just replacing a tube. No tools, per se, but you need a spare tube.
I thought it was going to have some sort of secret about how to stop a tube from leaking without a patch. That would be clever.

Bicycling ran that article awhile ago. You tie your tube in a knot to keep air from coming out of the hole. Its a VERY short term fix--only a few miles, and it'll be bumpy. Any further you can damage your tires or something...