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Old 09-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by LVCJT View Post

My friends bike outside of Las Vegas this past weekend. Between us we had everything needed to change it out. Airing it up was another storyghead:

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If you have space, a small piece of tarp to work on helps minimize the dirt and grit getting inside the tire when there's no clean working surface. Grit inside the tire can grind a hole in the tube and you'll get more practice at fixing it. I cut a 3' x 3' piece of cheap blue tarp material and added it to my tire kit. Also helps to remove as much dust, dirt and mud from the tire and wheel before opening it up if you can.

My opportunity to practice/learn from a couple weeks ago.


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Old 09-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #32
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Yeah..... Not me. I've thought about doing something similar. I was thinking 18x18 to keep the bearings clean. I was very happy with my kit though neither of us packed our pumpsdown: but we still managed to get the job done quickly for our first time in the field. Luckily we were right outside of a small town so I just took the tire and aired it up. Lessen learned though. Don't assume the other guy has what you may need.

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