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    Thanks to the cycling community!

    I am new to cycling and have neglected to build my emergency kit. When I was at a local trail today and blew a tube, there was no shortage of people who offered help. The first two folks to offer a tube both did not have the correct size but were more than willing to offer what they had. The third supplied a tube and offered their co2 but I was at the car and had the big pump with me. Thanks for the tube Greg!

    Since I likely won't see Greg again, I will thank the folks here for being a part of a genuinely kind and helpful community. My emergency kit now includes two tubes and two co2 cartridges so I can at least pay it forward since I can't pay it back.

    Mac

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    Glad to hear it worked out. I usually carry two tubes and patch kit, but also a five in case I need to take someone else's tube for whatever reason.
    Cook

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    Nice story. You'll get a chance to pay it back & when you do, don't hesitate.
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Screaminhelo View Post
    I am new to cycling and have neglected to build my emergency kit.
    Glad it worked out so well. BTW a flat tire is part of cycling life, not an emergency

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile View Post
    Nice story. You'll get a chance to pay it back & when you do, don't hesitate.


    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Mr. Versatile again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    Glad it worked out so well. BTW a flat tire is part of cycling life, not an emergency
    Yeah, like which would you rather have...a flat, or a nagging wife?
    A chromoly steel bicycle will last just as long as titanium, if kept dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeet View Post
    Yeah, like which would you rather have...a flat, or a nagging wife?
    A flat nagging wife?

    I can't believe I said that. I apologize.

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