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Bike Stranded

31 Aug 2016 18:02

Hey guys i was wondering about the ways of transportation when you got your bike with you but can't ride it, the other day while i was cruising i got a flat tired and i needed to stop riding and I had to take a Drive back home. Have you experienced something similar?
GeorgeCurios
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Re: Bike Stranded

01 Sep 2016 12:50

I carry tools and parts to repair almost any normal break-down. Also, the bike should come apart fairly easily to fit into most cars.

List of what I carry on the bike:
Multi-Tool
Spare Tube (2X)
Patch kit
Chain Tool
Quick Link
Tire levers
Pump
dhungerf
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Re: Bike Stranded

01 Sep 2016 14:30

Any typical rode bike or mountain bike should be transportable in virtually any auto.

Remove front wheel. May need to loose stem at steer tube to turn handlebars.

If venturing any distance from base, carry allen wrenches, tube and air source, I recommend tire tool
also.

Any specialty bike ie. cruisers,fat bikes etc may prove a bit more challenging.
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Re: Bike Stranded

02 Sep 2016 11:36

GeorgeCurios wrote:Hey guys i was wondering about the ways of transportation when you got your bike with you but can't ride it, the other day while i was cruising i got a flat tired and i needed to stop riding and I had to take a Drive back home. Have you experienced something similar?


No tire lever, tube, patch kit, pump? Poor preflight.
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03 Sep 2016 08:07

I've had a sidewall cut that was too bad to repair on the road, but luckily I carry a spare tubular with me when I ride.
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03 Sep 2016 19:26

When I first starting riding I carried 2 spare tubes, levers and a pump....no patch kit.

One solo ride I Punctured 3 times!! (yeah...same piece of glass 3 times....didn't know back then to remove the tyre and check the rubber thoroughly)

Had to call a Taxi to come get me and take me home.

Something you only do once :D
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04 Sep 2016 07:43

JackRabbitSlims wrote:When I first starting riding I carried 2 spare tubes, levers and a pump....no patch kit.

One solo ride I Punctured 3 times!! (yeah...same piece of glass 3 times....didn't know back then to remove the tyre and check the rubber thoroughly)

Had to call a Taxi to come get me and take me home.

Something you only do once :D

Ouch! Self adhesive patches are lifesavers, can even save you when your clincher tyre gets a cut.
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04 Sep 2016 19:38

If you live in the USA and have a non-fixable mechanical on a bike ride I understand that AAA will now help. you.
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10 Sep 2016 22:13

i say:
Spare Tube (Double X)
Patch kit
Chain Tool
Tire levers
Pump
sarafereder
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11 Apr 2017 10:01

i think these are enough:
Multi-Tool
Patch kit
Quick Link
Tire levers
Pump
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26 Apr 2017 11:58

42x16ss wrote:I've had a sidewall cut that was too bad to repair on the road, but luckily I carry a spare tubular with me when I ride.
A banknote can be used to get you home with a split tyre - particularly the plastic ones in some countries. Got me home once.
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26 Apr 2017 18:32

You can get really cheap breakdown cover for bikes in Britain. It costs less than £20 a year. They won't the you home if its not near but they will pick you up 24 hours a day and take you to a public transport hub or a hotel.

Otherwise yeah, carry multitool, tube(s), patches, pump. Most things can be covered by this.
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28 Apr 2017 05:55

sienna wrote:
42x16ss wrote:I've had a sidewall cut that was too bad to repair on the road, but luckily I carry a spare tubular with me when I ride.
A banknote can be used to get you home with a split tyre - particularly the plastic ones in some countries. Got me home once.

It's a bit easier with clinchers than tubulars ;)
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28 Apr 2017 06:34

Its easier to change a (pre-glued) tub than it is a clincher and tube. Mind you, I put a bit of Orange seal in my tubs and that does the trick nicely.

Other than that, I've gone full tubeless for all but the race bike. Its especially great in winter
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28 Apr 2017 12:38

mcduff wrote:Its easier to change a (pre-glued) tub than it is a clincher and tube. Mind you, I put a bit of Orange seal in my tubs and that does the trick nicely.

Once you know how to change a tub on the road you'll never go back. Sealants are getting really good too.
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