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Old 03-13-23, 10:01 AM
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No tire needed

Just seen in the Fort Lauderdale area. At least no concern for rear flats. But zoom in and look at the rear brake calipers. It appears as though they’re nowhere close to rim, nor could even be adjusted for it. Is the wheel the wrong size? — Dan

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Old 03-13-23, 10:15 AM
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Well technically, you only need a brake on one wheel if you're not riding fast. I've seen plenty of bikes in the city with only a front brake.
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Old 03-13-23, 10:21 AM
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the "brakes" break each spoke in hopes of stopping..... one time use design.
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Old 03-13-23, 10:22 AM
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"I was just riding along and suddenly my back wheel got all wobbly"
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Glad to be able to afford bicycle tires.
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Old 03-13-23, 12:18 PM
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"I kept getting flats in the rear tire, so I just got rid of the damned thing, and haven't had any since!"
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Old 03-13-23, 12:57 PM
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Prior to the mass industrial adoption of rubber products, tires were generally iron or steel.
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Old 03-13-23, 01:25 PM
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We get customers like that often at the co-op. We offer previously-loved tires for $5 and patched tubes for $2 which can be earned through work trade. But the work trade often ends up including a new wheel, as it doesn't take long at all to destroy a rim riding on it without a tire. Some clients insist on reusing the damaged rim, and we'll work with them later after the rim just doesn't hold a tire or air anymore due to bead or sidewall damage.
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Old 03-13-23, 05:59 PM
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Old 03-13-23, 06:13 PM
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At least her bag matches her meth.
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Old 03-13-23, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_
... zoom in and look at the rear brake calipers. It appears as though they’re no where close to rim, nor could even be adjusted for it.
Technically, they're all disc brakes ... Emoji.
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Old 03-13-23, 06:26 PM
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Sadly I've seen this type of thing before.
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If you can't afford tires, just glue a garden hose to your rim and you get yourself a tubular and never have to worry about flats.
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Old 03-13-23, 06:57 PM
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Old 03-13-23, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
If you can't afford tires, just glue a garden hose to your rim and you get yourself a tubular and never have to worry about flats.
Have you seen what a good garden hose costs??
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Old 03-14-23, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_
Just seen in the Fort Lauderdale area. At least no concern for rear flats. But zoom in and look at the rear brake calipers. It appears as though they’re nowhere close to rim, nor could even be adjusted for it. Is the wheel the wrong size?
What, me worry?
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Old 03-14-23, 08:58 AM
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If I saw her riding, I'd probably stop and offer her one of my used tires.
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Old 03-14-23, 09:08 AM
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That is really unfortunate to see- and I am not referring to a wheel being damaged.
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Old 03-14-23, 09:22 AM
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Probably should buy a wider rim for a smoother ride. <grin, sarcasm>

Since the tire pressure can't be lowered maybe spoke tension could be reduced! <more sarcasm>

No comments for the person on the bike since I don't know any of the reasons. Perhaps they had a good one.
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Old 03-14-23, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Lombard
Have you seen what a good garden hose costs??
Costs? Heck, garden hose, copper pipe, catalytic converters and bikes are free for the taking.
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Old 03-14-23, 09:05 PM
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That bike is a meth.
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Originally Posted by KerryIrons
What, me worry?
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Old 03-14-23, 10:39 PM
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I have some acquaintances who have a pair of mentally slow twins. Adults now, but they have told a story that when they were young, they'd ride bikes with flat (or missing) tires. So, when a new caretaker came, the first thing he tried was to fix the flats. But, then the bikes were too fast, and they both crashed. So, they let out the air and let the kids have fun.
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Old 03-14-23, 11:06 PM
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I'm guessing. The bike is 26", she stumbled upon 28" wheels and mounted them. The rear tire would not fit, so simple solution? Remove rear tire.
Rear brakes are not a concern. Try braking with a rim
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Old 03-15-23, 05:37 AM
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Did anyone here think that photo might be staged?
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