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Old 06-13-2012, 05:52 PM   #24121
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That thought occurred to me, but then I decided I wanted the stupid fucks to look at their discarded tubes every day as they ride by.
I gave up on patching tubes mid-ride, but it never occurred to me to ditch the old tubes mid-ride! What a huge weight savings (after you flat). Maybe I'll be lucky enough to flat every ride so I can ditch a tube and gain big mph!!!

Seriously, I don't understand why anyone wouldn't take the old tube with them.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:18 PM   #24122
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I'd pick 'em up and patch 'em. Just because one flatted doesn't make the tube not repairable. WTF?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:38 PM   #24123
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I've had a patched tube in my Mtn bike front tire for something like 7 year. The patch area, if done right, will outlast the rest of the tube. Chucking the tube is a waste, for sure.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #24124
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Dear Mr. Bicyclist,

I know. You're sad. You got a flat tire. It sucks. Your hands got dirty. You didn't get to finish your ride. We feel your pain. Do us a favor though, OK? After you finish fixing your flat, squint through your tears, take a look around, and PICK UP YOUR OLD INNER TUBE, YOU STUPID, LAZY PIECE OF SHIT! Just put back where you got the new inner tube and throw it away when you get home. Simple, right?

There's currently a half-dozen of the goddam things lying in the street on my morning route. How fucking hard is it to carry the it home?
Just to make you happy: I flatted tonite. Got out the spare, replaced the tube, using 2 CO2 cartridges doing it, and left absolutely nothing on the side of the road. I know. I looked to make sure.

...but I do that every time I flat, so it wasn't too much of a hassle.

Did I tell y'all that my legs want to secede? I heard em plotting.

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Old 06-14-2012, 04:38 AM   #24125
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It surprised the shit out of me when I started noticing them recently. I mean, who wouldn't jam the old tube back in the tire kit?
That's exactly what I did. Why waste a perfectly good tube when you can just patch it later and re-use it?
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:47 AM   #24126
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Spare rims & cassette

I'm considering taking my 29er out of state with me later this year, and I want to be able to use it for both on and off road riding. I was considering buying an inexpensive set of rims and a road cassette so I wouldn't have to go to all the trouble of changing tires constantly. The dealer estimated that my total cost would be around $500, including a set of road tires. Anyone know of a cheaper source?

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:45 AM   #24127
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Can you actually patch those high-pressure tubes? The bike shop guy advised against it.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:57 AM   #24128
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Can you actually patch those high-pressure tubes? The bike shop guy advised against it.
:lol

Getting into a can o' worms: I dented the TT of my 'race bike' a few weeks ago. I'm hoping it'll stay dented and not start to crack on me, so I'm shopping for frames.

Current contenders are knockoffs:
Cervelo knockoff


Venge knockoff:


and a Scott Foil knockoff:


I'm broker'n shite and don't have an in with any of the companies that make the originals.

I rode my Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie last nite on the ride. I haven't figured out which chinese/taiwanese firm made that frame, but I haven't looked too terribly hard either. (I do have an in with Van Dessel, but I still can't afford the frameset )

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #24129
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I'm considering taking my 29er out of state with me later this year, and I want to be able to use it for both on and off road riding. I was considering buying an inexpensive set of rims and a road cassette so I wouldn't have to go to all the trouble of changing tires constantly. The dealer estimated that my total cost would be around $500, including a set of road tires. Anyone know of a cheaper source?

That price seems highly optimistic. There's the wheelset, skewers, cassette, rim strips, tubes, tires, rotors, and rotor bolts.

I'd just swap tires. It takes all of 10 minutes, beyond swapping wheelsets. Kenda Small Block 8, WTB Vulpine, or other XC hardpack tire will work.

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Can you actually patch those high-pressure tubes? The bike shop guy advised against it.
He just wants to sell a tube.

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Getting into a can o' worms: I dented the TT of my 'race bike' a few weeks ago. I'm hoping it'll stay dented and not start to crack on me, so I'm shopping for frames.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:56 AM   #24130
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I'd just swap tires. It takes all of 10 minutes, beyond swapping wheelsets.
I had a very hard time of it. On my 20 year old mountain bike, I could get a tire off the rim in under a minute, without even using tools. These new fangled rims are so deep that getting the tire up and over the lip of the rim required so much force that I was afraid the plastic tire lever would break. Putting the new tire on was almost as difficult. I think the whole operation took me over half an hour for just one tire.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:23 AM   #24131
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Aurelius...

Once the tire is removed and the air is out, unseat the bead of the tire all the way around wheel. Once the bead is unseated, hold the tire at the 12 o' clock position and make sure bead at the 6 o' clock position moved up into the deep, center portion of the wheel.

The tire should not be that hard to put on and take off.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #24132
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Wait until you try putting on a road tubeless tire! They are a bastard. I got mad like Curly, and got them on without levers. The key is to get the tire into the channel at 6 o'clock.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:23 PM   #24133
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Aurelius...

Once the tire is removed and the air is out, unseat the bead of the tire all the way around wheel. Once the bead is unseated, hold the tire at the 12 o' clock position and make sure bead at the 6 o' clock position moved up into the deep, center portion of the wheel.

The tire should not be that hard to put on and take off.
I'll give your technique a try with the front wheel.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:25 PM   #24134
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Aurelius...

You may also want to consider that a chain and cogs wear into each other and a chain may not want to play nice with a different cassette.

Whenever I go on big trips with my mountain bike I carry a spare wheel with me and a chain whip incase I taco my rim. Pop the cassette on the new wheel and I'm back in the game. For you're idea though it's hardly easier than changing out a tire.

Just a thought.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #24135
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Anybody using the 'Time Roc Atac S' Pedal?

I was going to order a set of XT pedals but they're backordered. The Time pedals I can get right away..

Any good?
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