Re: [CR]RE: Fundamental Rite of Passage, Patching Tubes


Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 17:57:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Fundamental Rite of Passage, Patching Tubes
To: LouDeeter@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <bdc.157d8206.33b99bc3@aol.com>


> When is the last time anyone here patched a tube?

Last month? I do it all the time - unless the tube is so damaged as to be irreperable. I always ride with both a spare tube and a patch kit. The spare tube is often a repaired tube. When a tube punctures during a ride I try to replace it with the spare. After the ride, I immediately patch the damaged tube and then it becomes a spare.

Also, in the days before lightweight tubes were generally available, I would remove the tubes from tubulars whose tread was worn and use those with clinchers.

Is this a generational thing? Geographical? Dare I say it, ethnic?
       Cordially,
       Fred "neither Scot nor Dutch" Rednor - Arlington,
       Virginia (USA)