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Old April 15th 08, 03:38 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Jerry[_3_]
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what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?

I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could find
any)? What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)

Anyhow, after taking care of a recent flat at home, the strip broke and that
is what has got me thinking about what can happen while out on a trail. Thanks.
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Old April 15th 08, 04:03 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Apr 15, 7:38 am, Jerry wrote:
what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?

I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could find
any)? What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)

Anyhow, after taking care of a recent flat at home, the strip broke and that
is what has got me thinking about what can happen while out on a trail. Thanks.


Use Velox tape to begin with, and you won't have such a problem. Avoid
stretchy rubbery ones. The only plastic ones worth a darn are the hard
plastic ones that are wide enough to be held in place by the rim's
bead.
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Old April 15th 08, 04:27 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Apr 15, 6:38*pm, Jerry wrote:
what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?

I...... What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)


Yes, you just make the strip shorter than the original tube and glue
the ends together. I did that in outback Australia a couple of years
ago.. You can also use thin strips of duct tape..
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Old April 15th 08, 05:15 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Apr 15, 9:38 am, Jerry wrote:
what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?

I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could find
any)? What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)


You'll find that patch cement is pretty worthless for sticking tube
material to tube material, even if you scuff it. It's one of life's
mysteries. Just cut the elastic band out of your underwear and fix
that wheel like a man!
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Old April 15th 08, 06:24 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:38:35 -0400, Jerry may have
said:

what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?


This seldom happens with the type of rim that has a rubber rim strip.
For the type that uses a cloth strip, a dollar bill works nicely when
folded narrow lengthwise.

I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could find
any)?


Sometimes, as long as it's not old and brittle, but it takes several
layers.

What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place?


If the rim strip is covering protruding spoke heads and not holes,
this works well...bu you can get home without it in most cases; the
spoke heads will usually not eat through the tube that fast unless the
tube is really thin. If the rim strip is coving holes, a piece of
tube works poorly or not at all. Rubber rim strips are for old-style
single-wall rims whose spoke heads would otherwise slowly eat holes in
the tube. For rims with recessed spoke heads, a cloth strip is
mandated.

(The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)


Much work, little benefit...and no glue needed if you cut it cleverly.

Anyhow, after taking care of a recent flat at home, the strip broke and that
is what has got me thinking about what can happen while out on a trail. Thanks.


Generally not an issue with that type of wheel.

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Old April 15th 08, 07:04 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Apr 15, 10:15 am, landotter wrote:
On Apr 15, 9:38 am, Jerry wrote:

what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?


I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could find
any)? What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)


You'll find that patch cement is pretty worthless for sticking tube
material to tube material, even if you scuff it. It's one of life's
mysteries. Just cut the elastic band out of your underwear and fix
that wheel like a man!


By God, your right! I just checked the size on the label in my Jockeys
and it said "700c".

tf
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Old April 15th 08, 07:22 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
landotter
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On Apr 15, 1:04 pm, wrote:
On Apr 15, 10:15 am, landotter wrote:

On Apr 15, 9:38 am, Jerry wrote:


what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?


I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could find
any)? What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)


You'll find that patch cement is pretty worthless for sticking tube
material to tube material, even if you scuff it. It's one of life's
mysteries. Just cut the elastic band out of your underwear and fix
that wheel like a man!


By God, your right! I just checked the size on the label in my Jockeys
and it said "700c".


Time to lay off the gu!
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Old April 16th 08, 10:37 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Jerry Wrote:
what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?

Anyhow, after taking care of a recent flat at home, the strip broke and
that
is what has got me thinking about what can happen while out on a trail.
Thanks.


If you're running pressures comparable to what's used by the MTB crowd
2-3 layers of insulating/electrician's tape will do nicely, even on
double-walled rims and during summer heat(well, maybe not high noon and
desert conditions). For road-style pressures you need more layers,
colder climes, or something less stretchy.


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Old April 17th 08, 04:50 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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landotter wrote:
On Apr 15, 1:04 pm, wrote:
On Apr 15, 10:15 am, landotter wrote:

On Apr 15, 9:38 am, Jerry wrote:
what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?
I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could find
any)? What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)
You'll find that patch cement is pretty worthless for sticking tube
material to tube material, even if you scuff it. It's one of life's
mysteries. Just cut the elastic band out of your underwear and fix
that wheel like a man!

By God, your right! I just checked the size on the label in my Jockeys
and it said "700c".


Time to lay off the gu!


Hmmm..., my underwear elastic length matches pretty well with a little
stretching with the front rim diameter on my bicycle:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1939602865/.

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Old April 17th 08, 05:46 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Kerry Montgomery
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"Tom Sherman" wrote in message
...
landotter wrote:
On Apr 15, 1:04 pm, wrote:
On Apr 15, 10:15 am, landotter wrote:

On Apr 15, 9:38 am, Jerry wrote:
what to do if I'm out on my bike and the rim strip breaks?
I've read about using newspaper. Does that actually work (if I could
find
any)? What about using the old tube somehow, how do you get it to stay
in
place? (The thought just struck me of using the glue in the repair
kit, to
make a strip cut from an old tube into a continuous band.)
You'll find that patch cement is pretty worthless for sticking tube
material to tube material, even if you scuff it. It's one of life's
mysteries. Just cut the elastic band out of your underwear and fix
that wheel like a man!
By God, your right! I just checked the size on the label in my Jockeys
and it said "700c".


Time to lay off the gu!


Hmmm..., my underwear elastic length matches pretty well with a little
stretching with the front rim diameter on my bicycle:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1939602865/.

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Tom,
Perhaps circumference? Or do you make the early Calista Flockhart look like
Chalo?
Kerry


 




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