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 Post subject: disaster :(
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:40 pm 
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can you spot what it was? (those not keen eyed or of a lazy disposition may click the piccy for the answer).

not happy. :? :(

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 Post subject: Re: disaster :(
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Fit one of these and forget about it - http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=13249 and take opportunity to get those tyre and rim logos lined up :wink: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: disaster :(
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:25 am 
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If you look carefully at the close up, you can see part of the thumb from a glove coated with orange coloured rubber - I do carry a small piece of plastic and inner tube for such eventualities (2nd time it has happened) but found the glove nearby.

Anyways, anobody used that patch n the ^^^^ link?

I was going to try fixing the tyre (limited edition Cube red :? ) with some vinyl back cloth but previous experience has shown it is difficult to get anything to stick to the inside of the tyre - it needs to stick to prevent bulging and further tearing.


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 Post subject: Re: disaster :(
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:28 am 
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I've been running a Velociraptor for a few years with a duct tap fixed slice in the sidewall, not quite the same admittedly but similar. I refused to bin the tyre as it seemed to fix it, looks like I was right for once!


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 Post subject: Re: disaster :(
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:54 am 
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Renowned for having thin sidewalls these. Use it as an excuse to get some more durable tyres on there, it will only happen again.


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 Post subject: Re: disaster :(
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:59 pm 
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I was busy looking for a terminal crack in the frame!


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