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Old 05-10-20, 08:47 PM
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My stepson sent this text to his mom:
" Got to use the ol' dollar bill trick that Doug taught me today. . . . except I only had a 5 so it was a 5 dollar bill trick!!!"

Second message:
"Inflation"



That is pretty amazing. He was anout 15 years old when we used the dollar bill to boot a tire. He turns 40 next month

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Old 05-10-20, 08:53 PM
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Great story!
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Old 05-10-20, 10:00 PM
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Yep, great story. 👍

I always keep a $1 bill in my wallet, away from the rest, in case I ever need a really good poker hand on one, lol. 😁 Now it can possibly be even more useful. 🤔😁😉
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One of the ACA trips I did, one person kept having flats, I think he used a dollar bill on four occasions. But I kept telling him that you pay for what you get, should be using a ten, but he kept using ones and kept having flats.

I have some tyvek from USPS envelopes cut up into rectangles and there is one or two packed with each of my spare tubes. Never needed one yet, but some day I might. I often do not carry any currency with me when I go out for a ride.

Great story.
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Old 05-11-20, 08:09 AM
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ever since our dollar bill was replaced by a large coin, the "Loonie", in 1987, all of my tire cut booting experiences work but I ride with a distinctive "clunk , clunk, clunk"
same in '98 when our two dollar bill was replaced with the larger "Toonie" so it was then "CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK"

and dangit, I never remember to find and cut out some tyvek envelope pieces , every time you mention this I say I should do it....
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15 year old boy pays attention and learns something useful, applies it 25 years later. That’s as awesome as it is rare. You must be a heck of a teacher.
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ps, I've never actually had a cut tire, ever.

but a big TOUCH WOOD TOUCH WOOD on that one!
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
ps, I've never actually had a cut tire, ever.
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I had several sidewall failures when I was in high school. I think the bike shop had a bad batch of tires. After two or three new tires blowing out in a week or two, the bike shop telling me that that was their best tire in that size so it obviously was my fault, I bought their cheapest tire and stopped having blowouts.

I had a glass cut across the tread on my rando bike. I was not sure if enough of the cord was cut that the cut would grow in size, so I booted it with tyvek. A year or two later replaced the tire so I do not know if the tyvek was needed or not, but I certainly do not regret using it.
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Originally Posted by grizzly59 View Post
15 year old boy pays attention and learns something useful, applies it 25 years later. Thatís as awesome as it is rare. You must be a heck of a teacher.
No, He is just a heck of a" kid"
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