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Big thanks - and a handy tip

Steve_FSteve_F Posts: 682
edited November 2009 in MTB general
Thanks again to the guy who stopped in Spooky Woods at Glentress and saved my ride on Saturday.

Hit a sharp rock and ripped my tyre wall, ride over I thought as I had no gaffer tape to fix it. Then some helpful guy stopped and ran back with a good amount of gaffer tape wrapped around his pump. He gave me some of said tape and taped an old energy gel wrapper to seal the hole on the sidewall before I replaced the tube and set off again with the tyre rock solid!

There were actually surprisingly few people offering help so it was much appreciated.

I'll carry gaffer tape in my bag now as well as cable ties as I hear they can save a long walk too.
Current steed is a '07 Carrera Banshee X
+ cheap road/commuting bike

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  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    If you can't fix it with gaffer tape, the chances are that you're just not using enough of it.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    If you can't fix it with gaffer tape, the chances are that you're just not using enough of it.

    Now thats the truth
  • Silence is golden.. duct tape is silver..

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  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
    If you can't fix it with gaffer tape, the chances are that you're just not using enough of it.

    Now thats the truth

    seriously is there anything the duck cannae fix?
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  • 77ric wrote:
    seriously is there anything the duck cannae fix?

    Broken bones.

    Bad breath.

    Being a roadie.
  • RobGTRobGT Posts: 132
    :lol:
  • TommyEssTommyEss Posts: 1,855
    ashfanman wrote:
    77ric wrote:
    seriously is there anything the duck cannae fix?

    Broken bones.

    Bad breath.

    Being a roadie.

    Well - I reckon you could fashion a splint out of the duck and some fallen branches. All the plaster cast does is hold everything in place until nature does it's work.
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  • VWsurfbumVWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    TommyEss wrote:
    ashfanman wrote:
    77ric wrote:
    seriously is there anything the duck cannae fix?

    Broken bones.

    Bad breath.

    Being a roadie.

    Well - I reckon you could fashion a splint out of the duck and some fallen branches. All the plaster cast does is hold everything in place until nature does it's work.
    Tape over the mouth :D
    Tape them to a proper bike :shock:
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