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Stephen Colbert changes an inner tube on his bike.

Old 03-24-20, 05:47 PM
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Stephen Colbert changes an inner tube on his bike.

I really miss watching the Late Show but keep amused by watching Stephen's daily videos on YouTube. In this latest episode he does a bit of work on his bike.

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Old 03-24-20, 06:27 PM
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He made it look easier than when I fix a flat and have done it many many times much more recent than 13.
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Old 03-24-20, 07:10 PM
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What did I learn when I was 13? That girls were hot and I lost the ability to speak to them coherently.
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Old 03-24-20, 08:16 PM
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Not the screwdriver!
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that was torture to watch, but he got it done
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Old 03-25-20, 05:43 AM
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I was cringing as I watched it, between the screwdriver and then he slides the handlebars on the concrete. YIKES!
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Old 03-25-20, 05:59 AM
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I knew it was going to be painful watching it because he already had the bike propped upside-down. From that starting point, there's noplace to sink lower.
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Old 03-25-20, 06:17 AM
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Not one of my favorite guys. Not funny and I'll shut up for now. But, if he's fixing his own bikes and riding, I'll give that guy a pass
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
Not the screwdriver!
Back end of a spoon is as bad as I've ever done. Nobody knew what tire levers were around where I grew up, and if they knew nobody had tire lever $ we were all riding around on tubes with multiple patches
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LOL@ Ouch, that's not how to do it!
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Thanks for sharing, enjoyed that!
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Originally Posted by taco2ewsday View Post
Back end of a spoon is as bad as I've ever done. Nobody knew what tire levers were around where I grew up, and if they knew nobody had tire lever $ we were all riding around on tubes with multiple patches
I haven't used a screwdriver for tire dismounts since I was a kid many decades ago; however I am still riding around with tubes with multiple patches.
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He may have only inadvertently done it, but I noticed he did actually get the tire label on the opposite side of the wheel from the valve stem. The velominati would approve.

I did cringe a bit when he was wrapping the inner tube around the rim without the tire already half on. I noticed they cut to the next clip and he had the tire half on this time, so somewhere in between he realized that wasn't going to work, LOL.
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