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  1. #1
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    Apr 2006
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    I changed a tire!

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    I posted about doing a Metric Century solo this weekend and my fear of flats. Tonight I had to change a tire (got a small bulge in the sidewall) and DH thought it would be a good opportunity to try changing a flat. It was hard, but I did it twice. I am having issues with our hand pump and need to go pick up a different one tomorrow. Other than the pump, I feel pretty good about my new skill.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Victoria BC
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    531

    Thumbs up Yay!

    Way to go, Aggie Ama!
    All vintage, all the time.
    Falcon Black Diamond
    Gitane Tour de France
    Kuwahara Sierra Grande MTB
    Bianchi Super Grizzly MTB

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
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    Congrats on changing your flat!! The more you practice, the better you'll become. I was baptized by fire on my first flats- had 3 in one day.
    Great job! And now if you flat during a race, you won't be worried about what to do- you'll just whip it out and change that tire in a hurry!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    San Diego
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    1,516
    way to go! for the pump check out the road morph... best bike pump I ever bought... it stands up like a floor pump... it's the only hand pump I can use to get pressure to 120psi! the other hand helds I can only get to about 80psi... I just don't have any more arm strength than that...
    There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".

 

 

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