Puncture in Wildstar or other large spoked cruiser

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by sonsofapathy, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. sonsofapathy

    sonsofapathy Adventurer

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    Hi Folks,
    I have always run tubeless tyres on cast wheels and so punctures were just a matter of plugging the hole with a kit then off again however I have just bought a Wildstar 1600 which has a spokes and tubes. I have all the gear at home to remove same but have never had to replace a tube on the road.

    What do the cruiser guys do to change out a rear tyre while on the road?
    What tools do you carry?
    George
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  2. sonsofapathy

    sonsofapathy Adventurer

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    Dont all speak at once!
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  3. Flashmo

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    You will have to think just like the dirt bike riders who run primarily spoked wheels. Carry spoons, preferably 3, spare tube, patch kit, pump, and something to break the bead (you may have to experiment to see what works with your rim). Breaking the bead may be as simple as stepping on it, using the 3 spoon method, or in some cases it may take a specific tool or c-clamp to break it loose.

    A way to lift the wheel off the ground is needed if it does not have a center stand (and you don't want to high center it on a rock like a dirt bike). I use one of these: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=538235 and it works very well for me.
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  4. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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  5. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    flashmo gave a good read on the project.
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