THE INEVITABLE

I remember going through tubes, and entire patch kits on the daily when I ran 700’s, but as rare of an event it is riding 26’s, flat tires are an inevitable part of riding bikes. Flats are the easiest way to put a damper on your day, and completely ruin a session. And with daylight savings in full effect, the amount of usable light to film with is dramatically shortened. Making it hard to get in a full days work unless you’re up and ready early enough to catch the good light. Here’s a screenshot of Mike fixing a flat from coming up short on an up rail. When is the last time you found yourself w/ a flat?

10 Comments

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    Charlie

    January 20, 2012

    it really is the worst. got one a few weeks ago, it was dark already and way too cold to fix it and continue riding.

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      slumworm

      January 20, 2012

      I always seem to get flats when I’m traveling/riding to the train station. Usually just end up riding on it the whole way (fuck it)

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    Jay Manalo

    January 20, 2012

    Just got a flat on Tuesday, had to ride to my friends house on a flat to get a tube, tricking on 700x35c is not the business :\

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      M@ Reyes

      January 21, 2012

      I tricked on 35c’s & 25c’s for years

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    Gonzo

    January 20, 2012

    I only get flats when i’m not even near home. The worst was when I was leaving school the other night. Had to trek it though Los Altos Hills on a flat. Not the funnest to say the least

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    Francis Roque

    January 20, 2012

    @Jay Manalo.. I trick on 700x35c and i do 180s, 360s off stage solid. Gotta get em heavy duty tubes. I hate running skinny tho. Last time I got a flat was when I 360d a stage and landed on a sharp rock. GAY SHYTTTT.

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      slumworm

      January 20, 2012

      You make a great case my friend. Heavy duty is the way to do it as long as you don’t mind the added weight.

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    Ryan Mamaradlo

    January 21, 2012

    I only get flats from punctures or clipping something.. I used to always get bubbled tubes a year ago. :[

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    Francis

    January 21, 2012

    yeah, i dont mind having heavy as long as i can throw my bike around!

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      slumworm

      January 21, 2012

      yomp, I’d rather have a little extra weight to not have to deal with the maintenance.

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