Re: [CR]RE: Fundamental Rite of Passage

Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 15:52:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Fundamental Rite of Passage
To: Mark Ritz <>,
In-Reply-To: <000b01c7bbf7$bcfc3530$0300a8c0@D4Q1RPB1>

Unless there is some clever trick I am missing, one would have to unstitch the entire casing in order to replace the tube, as opposed to just patching it. One expects a new tube in professionally repaired tires, so I guess those guys must be good - and fast - at completely unstitching and restitching the cases.

That makes me think about another point. When is the last time anyone here patched a tube? I don't even carry a patch kit any more. Usually I carry two tubes and just throw away a punctured tube, but in my childhood we used to regularly patch tubes to avoid the expense of buying new ones. That was a different world, I guess.


Jerry Moos

Mark Ritz <> wrote: This thread brings back many memories - not all of them good! Has anyone tried to repair a tubular by unstitching the entire thing? That's another of those "I'll never do THAT again" things...

Mark "Older but (only somewhat) wiser" Ritz Arcata, CA, USA