Cycling Thread 2.0

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#9365

Whaaat, they’re GREAT. I do find that you have to hold it down for a minute or so to set, but never had any issues with them.


#9366

haha, maybe i just got a bad batch or something.

tbf it could well be me - i am hopelessly shit at basically all maintenance jobs on account of having APPALLING hand-eye coordination and basically no fine motor skills whatsoever.


#9367

Going to buy some of these now. Thanks!

(some chance I got a bit of glue in the roast, but my family seemed fine this morning, so fingers crossed)


#9368

I guess the glue on them might die after a while if you don’t use them…? Idk.

There’s so much chat at the moment about how many inner tubes people are taking on LBL. I only ever take ONE with me, plus a patch kit. Even on that 300. Loads of people are thinking of taking three. THREE INNER TUBES. Christ.


#9369

i’m quite bad at remembering to remove my bidon before spraying gt85 everywhere, and then drinking from the bottle, so i’ve probably ingested quite a bit of that and i’m basically fine.


#9370

put the patch on with the tube flat


#9371

Really? I did the opposite!

Suspect tonight’s ride might be curtailed…


#9372

Actually there’s surely a poll in this.

How many inner tubes you carrying on rides, mates?

  • Zero (very risky)
  • One
  • Two
  • Three+ (silly choice)

0 voters


#9373

currently one. usually two because anxiety.

(even though - touch wood - i have only had one puncture on these tyres and that was a pinch flat i got because i stupidly went out on under-inflated tyres and hit a bastard pot hole)


#9374

One, but will stick a second in there for DunRun


#9375

depends on the size of the hole i guess, i usually put it on partially inflated anyway :man_shrugging:

but apparently if you put it on with the tube inflated then air coming out the puncture will fuck the glue / connection


#9376

need two for long rides so just leave two in my bag the whole time


#9377

I might take a second on LWL.


#9378

Bonus poll.

You carrying a spare link for yr chain?

  • Absolutely
  • U wot m7?

0 voters


#9379

I hedged my bets with a semi-inflate, then the patch kept puckering so I pumped that bad boy right up, wazzed a load more glue on, let it dry a bit, then deflated and put the bike back together.

Suspect I wont be in the support team at Le Tour this year.


#9380

why not? assuming two tubes fit in your bag. it’s not like the weight of a tube is making any difference to anything


#9381

i think you should carry about 20, all worn like sashes.


#9382

shhh here’s a little secret: my tool roll will only fit one inner.


#9383

snap chains so often i need them

(maybe once every 6 months on average?)

need a multi-tool that has a chain breaker too, which is annoying since they’re all fuckin massive


#9384

alright, mr megawatts