dan51 said:Thanks CHUM, I owe you 1..... literally.
That buck saved me from walking those last 5 miles back to town.
Thanks also to Plim and K-less for sticking with me while I hobble back to town.
Have you ever tried that?Ebo said:You can also, as a last resort, stuff the tire casing with leaves, pine needles, etc to get you going.
I think this is just to fix a rip in the tire, not to fix a tube. a new tube will only last about 1 min off road with nothing to protect it, so ya if i had to I would stuff some leaves between the tube and tire to fill the gap, and protect the tube.Have you ever tried that?
I read some article 350 years ago that suggested such a thing. I was about a year later that I found myself with a bad pinch flat and no means to repair it. i remembered the article and spent some time collecting leaves, needles, and duff. After a good hour and a half, I realized that whomever wrote the article was playing a really bad joke. I wound up walking for another hour before it occurred to me to tie a knot in my tube at the puncture so it would hold air. It kinda worked... at least my tire stayed on the rim and I was able to hobble the last mile out of the woods where I came across a helpful sort with a spare tube.
The tires roll well and grip fairly well. I've used them for years. I currently have a Vert Protection on one of my bikes. I just will not take them anywhere near Downieville.velocipus said:Try telling that to the folks I rode with last Saturday.