Re: [CR]Tyre wiping - a fool's game or necessary evil?

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Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 20:33:45 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: [CR]Tyre wiping - a fool's game or necessary evil?
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John Everett wrote:
> On 14 Jul 2005 at 12:37, I wrote:
>>While this has precious little to do with classic lightweights, perhaps
>>the funniest thing I ever saw on a bike was when a friend of mine,
>>riding just in front of me, decided to clean his rear tire. He
>>proceeded to get his right hand caught between the tire and
>>downtube, which promptly locked up the rear wheel and firmly
>>attached him to the bike.
> Before someone else calls me on this, clearly he didn't get his hand
> caught between his tire and downtube. :-|

Unless he was wiping his front tire, in which case, staying upright and in control would have been an even more impressive feat!

John (
Appleton WI USA