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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:16 pm 
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That sound of rapidly escaping air at about the furthest distance from the car (& any spares).

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Lovely ride upto that point. 4 mile walk after.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:23 pm 
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hard lesson that one- bet you take a spare next time :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Dunno why anyone uses them ,nowt but trouble , light tho


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:47 pm 
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that looks like a post mortem!...... :shock: .......i still use the red dust caps to this day, but all my air b tubes have gone to the big latex man in the sky!!.....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:58 pm 
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You could have stuffed the tyre with all sorts there and ridden.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:03 am 
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:lol: did the rim let go first looks nasty


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:13 am 
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I remember getting some of those many moons ago. The mags were running the add stretching one over the jagged broken glass, figured cool. For some reason my lbs had a pair, on sale as no-one wanted them, still stupid expensive.
Put them in went out to practice local DH track, just a rocky fire road back in 93, full rigid. half way down first run, double flat. Not happy


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:29 am 
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Yep, that's a puncture alright :shock:

No spare tube? :roll: I always take 1 or 2, but as mentioned already you can stuff leaves/foliage/bracken etc into the tyre to make a repair that should get you home. Or just wheelie all the way back :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:34 am 
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...surprised you managed to keep enough air in it long enough to get a puncture! :o


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:48 am 
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Ah memories of the Malverns in '92.
Take a load of drunken teenagers, One Air-B tube, a track pump and voila an 8ft diameter pink doughnut being bounced around the field.
Was amazing how much they kept on expanding :lol:


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