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Tell me why I don't like Wednesdays. - helen-louise
Tell me why I don't like Wednesdays.
What is it about my tricycle and Wednesdays? Two weeks ago the chain flew off at speed, today I have a puncture in the front wheel. It's a conspiracy, I tell you. It's the sort of puncture where you put 150 pumps of air into it and it seems almost firm enough, but by the time you've removed the pump and put the cap back on the tyre is completely flat again. Bah.

Sadly, I have no idea how to mend punctures (and even if I did, I'm probably allergic to the glue or the rubber or the plasticiser in something, so it would be a bad idea for me to randomly try), so I'm stuck at home waiting for Richard to get back and be an engineer for me. This is annoying because I wanted to go to the supermarket and stock up with stuff for the weekend... more about that in just a moment.


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From: skibbley Date: 11th October 2006 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
Grr to annoying punctures. Having a spare inner tube can be convenient.
From: hatter Date: 11th October 2006 22:09 (UTC) (Link)
If you don't get many punctures, then buy a new one. If you're feeling frugal, keep the old one and when you've collected a few old ones, have a puncture repair party. Like so many things, there's hassle involved in setting stuff up and getting out the tools for finding and fixing the hole (whether it's you actually doing the fixing, or someone else that you're giving moral support to). Also that way, you can pump up the fixed ones and if it's still inflated when you need another new inner tube a month or two later, you know the fix worked properly - which saves another small amount of hassle when occasionally a fix isn't as fixed as you thought, and you have to remove the bike wheel again, change tube, reinflate again.

the hatter
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