18 tube in the front 21' wheel

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  1. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    How is it all in oz ,I am in Namibia and have a scenario that I have not come across before, i am 800 km from a place with a new tube and have 2 spare rear tubes ,both 18" ,has any one ever wedged a 18" in the front tyre standard 90/90 size ,I have not done this and never needed to, but just in case I am in the middle of arse fuck nowhere will this work
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  2. PBee

    PBee .

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    Yes.

    I've done it with a Mitchy HD tube, not easy but necessity was my motivation.

    I carry a 19" most times cause it works both ends.
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  3. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    i have those very tubes , so hopefully that might mean i won't need em now
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  4. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    how are the boots holding up?

    When do we get your RR?
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  5. PBee

    PBee .

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    As I said, it wasn't an easy fit....plenty of Talc.
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  6. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    Can you post picks of arse fuck nowhere, please ?

    heard about it, but never seen it.
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  7. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Where in Namibia are you today Dave.
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  8. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    this is on the way with a flat tyre
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    the boots are going great ,ride report is in ride reports or look at the bottonm of this page for link durban to dusseldorf[​IMG]
    this is about right near arse fuck nowhere
    and i am in Luderitz ,looking for diamonds
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  9. PBee

    PBee .

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    Wow....aren't you glad you didn't ride the Simpson twice in one go you inexperienced Fecker......:evil

    :rofl
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  10. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    18" in a 21".........Didnt know people did that. Good to know.

    Its good you've got such nice shade and umbrella girls for the tube change shown in the pics.:rofl
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  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  12. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    that could be about the place ,or i am sure i was def there yesterday
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  13. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Did you get into the Sperregebeite yet? Pick up a few diamonds when you're there!
    Might be bloody cold at night if you're camping in the desert? Just watch out for Kudu - the reason so many vehicles travel with their interior lights on at night is that the bloody creatures jump over what they can see.
    Nam' has its own special beauty, doesn't it? Must get back there - it's been too long.
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  14. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Dave Namib air fly Windhoek to Luderitz Friday,Sunday and Monday.
    Call a bike shop in Windhoek and ask them to send you a couple of tubes.

    Try Honda windhoek +264 61 381600

    KTM dealer +264 61 258642

    Mikes MC's +264 61 258642

    Or ask folks around town if they know anyone flying in from Windhoek that you can ask to cary back 2 tubes for you, it's a small place and someone will know a pilot or someone traveling in the next few days.

    Which way are you heading north up through Sossusvlei or up through Mariental?
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  15. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    heading to the worlds biggest dune Russ ,can't let the lack of a bit of the right gear stop me, i did fix a clutch in the middle of the simpson with an inner tube once, i am sure the might have a tube in Swakopmund
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  16. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    You should be able to get a tube in both Swakopmund or Walvis bay.


    Enjoy the desert it's a magical place.
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  17. thecanoeguy

    thecanoeguy just a yobbo from oz

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    made it here to Swakopmund thanks Russ , what a couple of interesting days in the sand and gravel on the overloaded hippo, found this though ,an 89 super ten from the 1992 Dakar ,Paris to Cape Town and it can be bought for a song ,thats not the original paint job either,for the critics
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