Happens to us all

There’s a reason to leave the house with tube patches, spare tube, tire levers, and pump. Biking around town and being able to throw a disabled bike on the rack at the front of a bus is great: some commuters are lucky to live in cities that have invested in transit facilities that accommodate bicycles. But when you have a regressive town, a country commute,  or you’re just out for a Sunday stretch of the legs, it pays to be prepared. If you don’t live in a progressive town, or have tools and competence, make sure you ride with nice people who do.

Cuz sooner or later, seldom or often, it happens to all of us cyclists…

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Drum brake on the tandem presents additional fun for working on the wheel.

Sometimes it happens to a few of us at once…

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But it feels great to have the tools, know-how, and a bit of luck in order to continue the ride…

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No matter how many tubes I’ve changed in my life, I’m always relieved when the new tube actually holds air.

Even this guy on his way to Buckhorn market was impressed…

Pugsley owners take note.

Pugsley owners take note.

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1 Response to “Happens to us all”


  1. 1 dottie September 15, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Ha, Pugsley Camaro – only in the South.

    I know how to change a tire, but it would be a long and messy event. Luckily, I haven’t had to do it since using bikes with Schwalbe Marathon tires (knock on wood!).


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