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Lance Armstrong shows to to change a tire in 1,5 minutes.

Old 05-31-19, 08:06 AM
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Meh, like those are real world conditions. Bike on a stand, a good stool to sit on and everything needed to do the job laid out/ready. He probably has a good compressor also to get that thing pumped up in a jiffy. Let's see him changed the rear in real world conditions. Heck, it takes a couple of minutes just to dig out the latex gloves and get them on. You don't want to be ruining your handlebar tape with chain lube, do you?
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Old 05-31-19, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Heck, it takes a couple of minutes just to dig out the latex gloves and get them on
ugh tell me about it





I don't usually spread out this much, but I was alone in the woods
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Old 05-31-19, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ugh tell me about it





I don't usually spread out this much, but I was alone in the woods
That's what I'm talking about, messy!
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
He cheated. That video was obviously edited to make it look faster than it really was.

He didn't cheat more than anyone else imo. And yes we can all see its edited. its pretty much like a 1,5min TDF in some ways, everybody cheats and its all a grand show.

i still like that he does these things. lance is my second favorite doper of all time. then first place is johann mühlegg (youtube). this is the ultimate ultra mega doper of eternity!!
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ugh tell me about it





I don't usually spread out this much, but I was alone in the woods

lmao.

wtf is actually going on here??

i'm feeling pain in my stomach from laughing. what is going on?

I'm sorry. but its funny.
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Old 05-31-19, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah but he doped.
They all dope... didn't you know? And they all have been, for over 100 years now.
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Old 05-31-19, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
I'm sorry. but its funny.
haha good cuz you gotta have a sense of humor. That was an epic bad day. Got off to a late start drove two hrs to a spot to ride late in the day Got that first flat just a cpl miles from my car w/o realizing the cause then just two miles later got another flat and saw the cause for both was a broken wire bead. Rummaged for something to cover it with and gingerly remounted the tire w my last tube the band aid and electrical tape seemed to hold enough for me to ride it but wasn’t convinced I’d make it the whole four miles back to my car do I hitched a ride with one of the last ppl to be leaving the state park since it would be getting dark soon then drive another two hours home I would eventually make it back there another day for a proper ride but that day was an epic fail
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He didn't mention the quick release to open the brakes if needed. And time pulling out the thing that gave you a flat. Too Tired to read the whole thread, maybe someone already mentioned this.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
ugh tell me about it





I don't usually spread out this much, but I was alone in the woods
Did you learn what happens to CO2 inflators in the 20's temperatures? I did what you did last winter in the dark. I have a CR2 battery flashlight I hold in my mouth so I can use two hands. A helmet light is OK if you can aim it down enough.
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haha good cuz you gotta have a sense of humor. That was an epic bad day. Got off to a late start drove two hrs to a spot to ride late in the day Got that first flat just a cpl miles from my car w/o realizing the cause then just two miles later got another flat and saw the cause for both was a broken wire bead. Rummaged for something to cover it with and gingerly remounted the tire w my last tube the band aid and electrical tape seemed to hold enough for me to ride it but wasn’t convinced I’d make it the whole four miles back to my car do I hitched a ride with one of the last ppl to be leaving the state park since it would be getting dark soon then drive another two hours home I would eventually make it back there another day for a proper ride but that day was an epic fail
Looks like Miles Standish.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
haha good cuz you gotta have a sense of humor. That was an epic bad day. Got off to a late start drove two hrs to a spot to ride late in the day Got that first flat just a cpl miles from my car w/o realizing the cause then just two miles later got another flat and saw the cause for both was a broken wire bead. Rummaged for something to cover it with and gingerly remounted the tire w my last tube the band aid and electrical tape seemed to hold enough for me to ride it but wasn’t convinced I’d make it the whole four miles back to my car do I hitched a ride with one of the last ppl to be leaving the state park since it would be getting dark soon then drive another two hours home I would eventually make it back there another day for a proper ride but that day was an epic fail
Yeah flats are never good. thank god i have not had one in like 10 years.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
It takes me more than two minutes to take the lock-ring nut off of the presta valve stem.

Sometimes sacrifices must be made for the sake of making a fashion statement.
Nice sarcasm but as a new cyclist I'm wondering are those lock ring nuts even necessary?
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if you run high pressure tires lets say more than 4 bars no need for the lock ring. It will only rattle around.
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Old 06-01-19, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Looks like Miles Standish.
Wow yup
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Originally Posted by morycua View Post
Nice sarcasm but as a new cyclist I'm wondering are those lock ring nuts even necessary?
They do hold the valve in place when you are mounting a pump.
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Oh heck.

Now I have to throw out all my Park Tools.
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Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
lmao.

wtf is actually going on here??

i'm feeling pain in my stomach from laughing. what is going on?

I'm sorry. but its funny.
I know!! Looks like he hit an IED
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I take my time, when on the side of the road. What's the hurry? I ride solo only. And I always replace the valve cap. When it comes down to it, why bother even screwing the valve back in?
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Old 06-02-19, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
They do hold the valve in place when you are mounting a pump.
??? Never had that problem. Also, if you have the valve pulled all the way in and held by the nut when you begin to pump up a tire from 0 psi, that may keep the bead from seating properly around the stem. I push the valve out of the tire when I begin inflating until I get 30 psi or so to prevent this.
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Great instructional. I also blow into my tube. However, he forgot to tell you to inspect the bead after to make absolutely certain the tube was not caught in the bead. A certain blow-off it is. Unfortunately I know this from several personal experiences.
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I only remove the front wheel for a puncture repair. It is faster to do the rear in place rather than mess with the chain. I don't usually need a tire iron for a skinwall tire. I just pull out enough tube to patch, and stretch the punctured area over my fist for easy de-glazing with a file. I patch it, and re-assemble. Unlike Lance, I watch to make sure the tire is centered on the rim, putting in a bit of air and inspecting before full inflation. I do replace the valve caps to keep dust out of the works.
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Agree

Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I stopped watching as soon as he said valve caps aren't cool. I love my blue anodized aluminum caps. I guess I'm not cool.
I have the same ones in red - luv 'em!
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Actually he was changing a TUBE and pretty sloppily, too IMHO. He didn't check that the valve on the new tube was properly seated before mounting the tire, and, as someone else mentioned, he didn't partially inflate the tube to see that the tire was evenly seated around the rim before final inflation. Failure to do those things can sometimes result in the tube blowing out from under the tire with a loud BANG! 5 minutes is a reasonable time to change a tube.
And, if it's the rear wheel, as it usually is, don't forget to move the chain to the smallest sprocket before removing the wheel. This makes for easier removal and replacing and you might not even have to touch the chain.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
Let's see him change a Gatorskin on the rear rim.

Not so easy.
I'm too old to give big hairy rat's butt. Hate flats, but it's a chance to take a breather. Yep, I know there's situations when you need to work fast, but I ride solo, don't try to keep up with the fastest of the pack, and don't ride when the weather is a total mess, or in cold temps. Getting old is not all that bad.

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