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Old 01-16-22, 05:20 PM
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Even if you don't use it, it's just fun to make a little DoDad for your ride. If nothing else it's called maintaining your sanity...

I'll take a Milk Shake with that Hamburger and Fries... Please...
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Old 01-17-22, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
. Hell, I can think of two or three off the top of my head, and I'm not very clever.
Speaking of top of the head, he could attach the spare wheel to the top of his helmet and wear it like a propeller beanie.

Seriously, if the guy is doing this because he doesn't like fixing flats, this cure is worse than the disease by a lot.
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Old 01-17-22, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by cjenrick View Post
obviously if you are the SoCal type who goes out riding in gangs, but only when it gets to be 63 degrees or warmer then you are not going to comprehend this thread.
for those 67 year olds who have been out alone on a night ride, 25 miles from nowhere at 11 PM in the rain at 34 degrees, then you will understand completely.
I am not sure if you're speaking in code, or lamenting some long lost love.
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Old 01-17-22, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post

Maybe so you can ride your slicks to the trailhead, and swap your knobbies on when the pavement ends?
Somebody here was doing exactly that. Moisture, Cheez, Cubewheels.... I don't remember which.
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Old 01-17-22, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
Somebody here was doing exactly that. Moisture, Cheez, Cubewheels.... I don't remember which.
Paging Moisture - Perfect solution if you mounted up a second bracket to carry both spare wheels-- So you could hit that sweet singletrack you were always raving about.
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Old 01-17-22, 10:08 AM
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I've seen crazier and if this is his solution to not being good at or wanting to mess with flats then good on him. He really does need two wheels tho. This only solves half the potential problem
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Old 01-17-22, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by cjenrick View Post
Koyote it is so much fun to do those crazy rides you won't believe it. And you get this macho feeling if you make it home.
We even have a waterproof sound system cranking out the jams, and a Big Blue scuba diving light good to 300 feet for extra dependability. And yes, i hear a lot of coyotes out on these rides, because when it gets cold, they start to hunt, and when they kill a chicken, they start howling to celebrate.

is my chit together or is my chit together?




This would be a good addition...

https://www.amazon.com/Macally-Cup-H..._t2_B09C4GB82T
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Old 01-17-22, 03:35 PM
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Old 01-17-22, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
Agreed, and Ronco says it adds wheel trueing to the mobile bike support and dining experience.
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Old 01-17-22, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
Somebody here was doing exactly that. Moisture, Cheez, Cubewheels.... I don't remember which.
Or maybe Larry....
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Old 01-17-22, 07:16 PM
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Yeah so the reason for team cars and NRS (neutral race service) is because those folks are racing professionally, they need new wheels or a new bike quickly because they cannot take the time to fix a flat no matter how little time it may take for a professional mechanic to do it. Anyone not racing does not need to carry wheels just a pump and some tubes and maybe a small multi tool or carry CO2 as well and make it faster.

Carrying an entire wheel set that is fully set up (with cassettes or freewheels and tires and tubes and maybe rotors) for my bike just to go out on a ride is silly, if my wheels are not durable enough to handle a ride I would build wheels that are and if I get a flat I know how to fix it on the road and if I didn't I would literally practice at home which will help immensely.
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Old 01-17-22, 08:40 PM
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That doesn't look very aero, bro.
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Old 01-18-22, 10:00 AM
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Not sure how practical, but I was reminded of this:
https://www.bikeforums.net/17828760-post5.html

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Old 01-18-22, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Is this a tandem?
Nope. It's a ransom note.
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Old 01-18-22, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
If that's the case, the ever popular 12v truck battery could be a useful addition. Power a small heater, work light, impact driver, Keurig....
My plan is to flag down a passerby and warm my hands in their armpits.
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Old 01-18-22, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
My plan is to flag down a passerby and warm my hands in their armpits.
Might wanna ask for consent first, or you could end up on a registry.
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Old 01-18-22, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
Might wanna ask for consent first, or you could end up on a registry.
If it's really cold, they're lucky I don't do a "Call of the Wild" on them.
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Old 01-18-22, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
If it's really cold, they're lucky I don't do a "Call of the Wild" on them.
You know, I re-read that a couple years ago, and can't even recall what you are referring to. Must involve slicing something open.

Last night I started reading JL's "Iron Heel." Pretty interesting stuff. I'm guessing he was a Marxist - or at least he understood Marxism very well.
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Old 01-18-22, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
You know, I re-read that a couple years ago, and can't even recall what you are referring to. Must involve slicing something open.

Last night I started reading JL's "Iron Heel." Pretty interesting stuff. I'm guessing he was a Marxist - or at least he understood Marxism very well.
I think that's the book where someone cuts his second favorite dog open for the transient warmth, but I'd never do that to a dog...

Never read that one, but I knew he was a socialist and a eugenicist..
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Old 01-18-22, 07:55 PM
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took the spare on a 55 mile ride, a bit sluggish up the grades but nothing compared to the 40 lbs of Nutri=Nuggets i slogged home from "Winco-Your Supermarket Low Price Leader" the other day.

no wind resistance as it sits behind the rider,

plenty o piece of mind.

remember, this is for brutal conditions , night-freeze-rain-alone. miles out.
normal rides= no wheel.
i can change a flat in the cold rain, i just don't want to.
using a Schwalbe Marathon. if that tire proves to be as advertised then i might ditch the wheel forever.

heck i own a Vitus plus Carbone, full SSC, if that ain't a weight weeny bike...
so if i did not think i needed another wheel, believe you me...
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Old 01-18-22, 08:47 PM
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I think that's the book where someone cuts his second favorite dog open for the transient warmth, but I'd never do that to a dog...
Yeah, I could never do that, either. My biggest Jack Russell Terrier is only 21 lbs. Not much warmth there.
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Why are you riding in freezing rain? That just seems sadistic, silly and dangerous. There are times not to ride and if your ride requires taking a full wheelset (which would have to include a spare cassette or freewheel) probably not a ride I would want to be on unless I was a professional pro tour cyclist which nobody here is..

If you are really worried about flats, I would look into getting some really puncture resistant tires and looking at the Tannus Armor inserts and make sure your tires are properly inflated before riding. But again I probably just wouldn't be riding in the freezing rain at least not intentionally.

Would love to see the Vitus, it would be a good post for the Classic and Vintage section. Not modern weight weenie-ism but a cool vintage bike.
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Old 01-19-22, 05:27 AM
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Pictures or it didn’t happen.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Don't you need to carry two spare wheels?
Dont give him any ideas. He'll be trolling us that he has fabricated a way to carry a spare bike next.
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What will happen if the front tire flats on one of these epic death defying rides? As they say in Utah, "Why have just one?"
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