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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    For a spare tube maybe?
    not for me unless i go on a century, a tour, or on a group ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    not for me unless i go on a century, a tour, or on a group ride.
    Yeah, spare tubes weigh so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lombard View Post
    Yeah, spare tubes weigh so much.
    Much easier to hoof it to the hardware store and then still have to hoof it to the bike shop .
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    not for me unless i go on a century, a tour, or on a group ride.
    Out of curiosity, why the aversion to carrying a spare tube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Out of curiosity, why the aversion to carrying a spare tube?
    I think he's trolling us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Much easier to hoof it to the hardware store and then still have to hoof it to the bike shop .
    god damn, you âssholes are fűcking relentless.

    i already said i didn't check my patch kit in two years. the problem is now resolved.

    i'm really sorry i hurt your feelings by not doing it your way.

    this will be the last thread i start for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    god damn, you âssholes are fűcking relentless.

    i already said i didn't check my patch kit in two years. the problem is now resolved.

    i'm really sorry i hurt your feelings by not doing it your way.

    this will be the last thread i start for a while.
    Just curious... how will you patch your tube if it splits larger than what a patch will repair?
    What if the leak is at a valve stem?
    What about when your glue dries up again?
    What if it's raining?


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    and yeah, i still have plenty of room in my bag for some sweet components i might buy at the shop or a couple subs from the vietnamese deli.
    If it were me, I'd absolutely go with a couple of bahn mi and a glueless patch kit ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    how will you patch your tube if it splits larger than what a patch will repair? What if the leak is at a valve stem?
    none of that has ever happened to me. if it happens once in twenty years, i will accept that level of risk just as i accept all levels of risk that accompany cycling.

    as i have already written, i would carry a tube on a long ride, tour, or group ride.

    What about when your glue dries up again?
    now that i know that is a possibility, i will periodically check my kit.

    What if it's raining?
    fortunately, i'm not a witch.

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    your egotism, trolling, and insults were noted first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saf-t View Post
    If it were me, I'd absolutely go with a couple of bahn mi and a glueless patch kit ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    god damn, you âssholes are fűcking relentless.

    i already said i didn't check my patch kit in two years. the problem is now resolved.

    i'm really sorry i hurt your feelings by not doing it your way.

    this will be the last thread i start for a while.
    Temper temper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    if it happens once in twenty years, i will accept that level of risk just as i accept all levels of risk that accompany cycling.
    And start a thread about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    And start a thread about it...
    Well he did say that it would be a while before he started another thread. But 20 years would be a long while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Temper temper.
    rather have a temper than the tweenie sarcasm of your crab pile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    rather have a temper than the tweenie sarcasm of your crab pile.
    Dude, you've put some smartassisms out there yourownself, so smoke a little of your devil weed and chill out.

    P.S.
    I'd still like to know your aversion to carrying a spare tube. I ain't crackin' wise, I'd just like to know why not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Dude, you've put some smartassisms out there yourownself, so smoke a little of your devil weed and chill out.
    what i don't do is ram my opinion down someone's throat. everyone has their own way of doing things. if a solution to a problem works for the person, good for him. i don't need any kind of justification if it's not the way i would do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    what i don't do is ram my opinion down someone's throat. everyone has their own way of doing things. if a solution to a problem works for the person, good for him. i don't need any kind of justification if it's not the way i would do it.
    You're right, everyone does have their own way of doing things, but how is a solution that ends in walking a bicycle half way home because of a flat a good solution?

    You can get pissed at a bunch of smart-asses all you want, but that don't make carrying a couple of patches, a tube of glue and a co2 smarter than carrying a spare tube or 2, back up patches and 3\4 co2 or a pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    You're right, everyone does have their own way of doing things, but how is a solution that ends in walking a bicycle half way home because of a flat a good solution?
    how many times must i post what happened and the resolution to the problem in order for you to accept that my solution works for me? i think i've done it three times. would a fourth help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackfrancois View Post
    how many times must i post what happened and the resolution to the problem in order for you to accept that my solution works for me? i think i've done it three times. would a fourth help?
    I'm glad that it works for you, but you won't convince me that it's a good solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    you won't convince me that it's a good solution.
    i'm not trying to! jesus christ.
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    And a little perspective... the forum is about sharing information. Lots of people read it, many who never post. This is a good learning lessons for others on how not to hoof your bike.
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    I buy a new patch kit every year, needed or not. A couple bucks is cheap for peace of mind.

    It only gets used for third flats on most rides (mostly ride with my wife who also has a spare), which are pretty rare. But if I need it, I want that glue to be there. And I want that patch to hold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons View Post
    This. I've never understood the idea of depending on a patch kit at the side of the road. What if you're caught in the rain?
    You melt?
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    I think carrying one of those pre-mix pina-colata's should be something to consider in your bike bag. Someone beats u up a hill, just pop that out and fry their brain. Patch kit glue dried out, Who GAF!
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    I think carrying one of those pre-mix pina-colata's should be something to consider in your bike bag. Someone beats u up a hill, just pop that out and fry their brain. Patch kit glue dried out, Who GAF!
    Better still

    http://www.pocketshot.com/products/
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