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

Old 06-03-19, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
I for one think this was very educational. i welcome our new overlords.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqKShAdLsiE
There's no reason to do it that fast, but that is the proper technique - check the inside of the tire before mounting the new tube, blow up the new inner tube a little before inserting it, roll the tire back onto the rim, making sure you don't pinch the tube, no big deal.

But what's with the "lose the little black thing?" Granted, you don't *really* need the cap with Presta valves, but I replaced mine with nice metal ones. I don't see why this is a problem unless you really like the look of bare Presta valves.
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Old 06-03-19, 08:46 PM
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When I worked in an auto tire shop, sometimes we'd find a slow leak from some dirt that got into the uncovered Schrader valve. So, from habit, I always put the cap on the Presta valve.
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Old 06-04-19, 06:40 PM
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Lance ain't got nuthin on this guy!

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Old 06-04-19, 07:20 PM
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Wait, no one just holds up their hand and waits for their team car to come by with a new wheel?
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Old 06-04-19, 11:05 PM
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yup, just use your bare hand to rub the inside of the tire to find that piece of glass and leave a blood trail as you go. Geez, all you need is a small rag and let it snag on that piece of glass.
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Old 06-04-19, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah but he doped.
yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
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Old 06-05-19, 12:43 AM
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I sort of laughed when Lance said to chuck the presta caps. Sure, they are put on to keep the tube from being poked and cut by the end of the presta valve in packaging, but out of habit and the desire to keep the end of the presta valve clean, I keep mine on. I guess pros scoff at that IE why Lance told viewers to throw them away.

Some years ago I was sitting on the side of the road changing a flat, had the new tube hanging around my neck, wheel in my hands and some motorist slows down and asked me with a serious but helpful face, "did you get a flat?" I told him that no, I was replacing the factory air in the tires as it was overdue for this. It took him 10 seconds to realize that I was joking with him.
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Old 06-05-19, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by greatscott View Post
yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
Wow really I had no idea
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Originally Posted by greatscott View Post
yup, and so did roughly 95% of the entire TDF peloton.
98.2% of all statistics you read on the Internets are made up.
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Old 06-05-19, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Wow really I had no idea
Trust him. He had the data to back it up. I think he may have even run the tests himself.
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Old 06-05-19, 08:24 AM
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A bike looks better with a valve cap than without. Who wants to fight?
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Old 06-07-19, 05:50 AM
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Thanks for the video!
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Old 06-08-19, 11:01 PM
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If riding tubulars, there wouldn't have been a flat.
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Old 06-11-19, 03:45 PM
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I'd have assumed he'd not changed a tube in at least 25 years. Ah, the joys of a road crew!
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Old 06-14-19, 11:44 AM
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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.
Just ordered some of these due to your comment. I will happily be uncool right with you.
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Old 06-14-19, 12:12 PM
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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.

Didn't even know those were a thing. About to order some red ones. Thanks!
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Old 06-15-19, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker View Post
Lance ain't got nuthin on this guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV4H04Rmkrw
yeah you are right that guy is much, much more badass than lance is. i always try to do the tires with my teeth myself though too. trying to keep it real.
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Old 06-15-19, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker View Post
Lance ain't got nuthin on this guy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV4H04Rmkrw
This guy is impressive.
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Old 06-17-19, 08:16 AM
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Anybody ever listen to the Joe Rogan podcast with Lance? It was actually pretty interesting to hear Lance talk about everything. Seems like a normal dude that got caught up.
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Um, I'm with him on this. Presta caps are useless and not cool...I chuck mine when a new tube goes on.

That video was actually pretty fun. Almost makes me want to bust out my LiveStrong jersey again. Almost.
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Old 06-18-19, 02:26 AM
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no baby powder?
no seriously
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Old 06-18-19, 06:13 AM
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The bulk of the time spent changing a tube is inspecting the tire for the source of puncture. Sometimes the tire takes some wrangling to get back on to the rim. And let's not forget pumping up the tires with my mini-pump if I'm on the road takes a minute or so. If the tire went back on easily and I did a quick cursory check of the inside like he did, and didn't have to pump up the tire I could do it in under two minutes.
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Old 06-18-19, 08:02 AM
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Hey, it's the guy from Dodgeball! Thanks for motivating Peter LaFleur into beating the Globo Gym Purple Cobras!
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Lance was my hero, not anymore
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Lance was my hero, not anymore
He is a fraud but I was definitely entertained seeing him win again and again. All the top guys were dirty and are still dirty, but hey, at least I was entertained.
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