Had my first puncture today

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ndwgolf
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Had my first puncture today

Postby ndwgolf » 13 Jan 2019, 1:56am

Had my first puncher today on my Trek Madone SLR7
Lucky a guy stopped to see if everything was okay as I didn’t have a clue how to get the rear wheel back on after repairing the puncture.
I guess I need to YouTube that [FFE] this afternoon


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NUKe
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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby NUKe » 13 Jan 2019, 8:00am

Might be worth going on a basic maintenance course if you don’t want to be stranded in . future.
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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby landsurfer » 13 Jan 2019, 8:22am

NUKe wrote:Might be worth going on a basic maintenance course if you don’t want to be stranded in . future.


And some basic english .... :)
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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby pete75 » 13 Jan 2019, 8:25am

Who punched you?

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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby thelawnet » 13 Jan 2019, 8:31am

pete75 wrote:Who punched you?


punched with a nail by the sound of it

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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby eileithyia » 13 Jan 2019, 8:45am

The beauty of the cycle club club run...... you learn the basics as you go along. Back in the 70's early 80's there was probably hardly a club run where the tool kits didn't come out to tweak someone's bike... most of bike mechanicing was learnt that way.....

PS we have visitations from the fairy, the full name is never used.... as in she who will not be named....... regardless of how it is spelt.
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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby ndwgolf » 13 Jan 2019, 9:52am

A couple of things. First of all I couldn’t get the bloody valve extension off the old tube but funny enough there was just enough sticking out of the rim to get the C02 valve over the tube valve to inflate the tube. I was amazed at how hard the tire was after emptying the C02 cartridge.
Now back at home and after watching a few YouTube videos as I’m sure you all know it’s quie a simple process to remove and replace the rear wheel.
Spelling isn’t my fourty but at 61 it’s a bit late to try a sort that out.
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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby reohn2 » 13 Jan 2019, 10:00am

ndwgolf wrote:A couple of things. First of all I couldn’t get the bloody valve extension off the old tube but funny enough there was just enough sticking out of the rim to get the C02 valve over the tube valve to inflate the tube. I was amazed at how hard the tire was after emptying the C02 cartridge.
Now back at home and after watching a few YouTube videos as I’m sure you all know it’s quie a simple process to remove and replace the rear wheel.
Spelling isn’t my fourty but at 61 it’s a bit late to try a sort that out.
Neil

Glad you got sorted.

BTW,there are people on here who just love to try and belittle folk for their spelling rather than give some sound advice on the question being asked,you've got to feel sorry for the poor souls.
Don't let them put you off posting. :wink:
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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby ndwgolf » 13 Jan 2019, 10:05am

reohn2 wrote:
ndwgolf wrote:A couple of things. First of all I couldn’t get the bloody valve extension off the old tube but funny enough there was just enough sticking out of the rim to get the C02 valve over the tube valve to inflate the tube. I was amazed at how hard the tire was after emptying the C02 cartridge.
Now back at home and after watching a few YouTube videos as I’m sure you all know it’s quie a simple process to remove and replace the rear wheel.
Spelling isn’t my fourty but at 61 it’s a bit late to try a sort that out.
Neil

Glad you got sorted.

BTW,there are people on here who just love to try and belittle folk for their spelling rather than give some sound advice on the question being asked,you've got to feel sorry for the poor souls.
Don't let them put you off posting. :wink:
Thank you Sir.
I’m to old to wolly about that kind of stuff, I enjoy the feedback and especially the help that I have received since joining this forum.
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Re: Had my first puncture today

Postby cycleruk » 13 Jan 2019, 10:53am

Do you know why couldn't you get the wheel back in?
I sometimes have trouble with the back wheel just sliding back in and that is after many years of practice. :roll:
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Re: Had my first puncture today

Postby yostumpy » 13 Jan 2019, 11:00am

It is a verry well nown fakt, that intelergent peepole, are verry bad spellars. :wink:

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Re: Had my first puncture today

Postby thirdcrank » 13 Jan 2019, 11:05am

Quite a lot of forum members are superstitious about using the p word. This alternative seems as good as a row of asterisks.

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Re: Had my first puncher today

Postby pete75 » 13 Jan 2019, 11:13am

ndwgolf wrote:
Spelling isn’t my fourty but at 61 it’s a bit late to try a sort that out.
Neil


It probably isn't your twenty, thirty or fifty either... :lol:

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Re: Had my first puncture today

Postby Audax67 » 13 Jan 2019, 11:15am

yostumpy wrote:It is a verry well nown fakt, that intelergent peepole, are verry bad spellars. :wink:


Lots of 'em don't wash, either. Bad smellars.

Dear Lord, as soon as I hit the full stop on that the dog farted. Mind you, he's pretty clever.
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Had my first puncture today

Postby yostumpy » 13 Jan 2019, 11:17am

Audax67 wrote:
yostumpy wrote:It is a verry well nown fakt, that intelergent peepole, are verry bad spellars. :wink:


Lots of 'em don't wash, either. Bad smellars.

Dear Lord, as soon as I hit the full stop on that the dog farted. Mind you, he's pretty clever.


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