[CR]Mending inner tubes.

From: ray green <greenjersey@ntlworld.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 10:38:22 +0100
Subject: [CR]Mending inner tubes.

When i joined the Southport C.C. as a fourteen year old there was a member called Fred Rimmer. He had what we now call learning difficulties. He got a puncture and when he took the tube out there was no empty space to stick another patch! Fortunately somebody had a spare tube, a rare occurance in those days. I doubt if he ever got it back from Fred. Incidental;ly thirty years later Fred got hit by a car and killed when riding back from a meeting of the Dover fellowship. Fred was a coalman by occupation and the day after he did about 220 miles in a 12 hour time trial I saw him running up a garden path with a 112lb sack of coal on his back. Not sure many coaches would recommend that. Ray Green, Brighton, Sussex