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Posted by on Jun 6, 2008 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Learn the tricks of changing a flat

flat tireFree Tube-changing Clinic
June 11
6:45-8 PM.

Out-Spoke’N Bike Shop
4279 W. Lake Mary Blvd.
Lake Mary, FL 32707

We all dread having our forward motion stopped by the ominous hissing of a flat tire. But, a flat doesn’t have to mean the end of your ride or that it costs you 30 minutes to fix it. And, contrary to popular thought, a cell phone is not the best way to fix a flat either. Knowing a few tricks and a bit of practice beforehand will get you back on the road in no time. This knowledge is very important in cycling. Don’t miss the opportunity to come and learn all the tricks and more.

Class size is limited. Call to reserve your place today!
407-688-1959

2 Comments

  1. More ominous than the hissing of a flat tire is the loud boom of an exploding one! Learning the proper way to repair a puncture will prevent the one-minute ride followed by the aforementioned explosion. Flat fixin’ is “taught” in RC1 courses, in a manner of speaking, but nothing beats hands-on instruction.

    With any luck, the instructor will know and teach “no-tools” removal and replacement too. Dirtier hands, of course.

    I was disappointed to learn that tube replacement is preferred over patching, but I suppose it’s a matter of personal preference. Since I’ve started applying the adhesive to both the scuffed-up tube and to the untouched patch surface, then letting them both dry, I’ve had zero re-patching instances. I figure after five or six patches, it might be time for a new tube :-)

  2. I’m sure tube replacement is preferred by tube manufacturers ;-)

    I blew out a TIRE on my way home earlier this week. Shredded it beyond repair. The tube pushed through and exploded like a gunshot. Very exciting! Fortunately I was only 3 blocks from David’s World… and I recently bought cycling shoes that are really comfortable for walking.