Vanity & Punctures

kingrollo
kingrollo Posts: 3,198
edited May 2010 in Road beginners
I was cursing my vanity after my latest puncture !

I love pro race 3's - they just roll and roll - however I was forewarned that
puncture resistance wasn't great. So I pulled over wirth my first puncture on my new bike .... I loved that aero setpost on my Kuota Kharma - however it did make removing that rear wheel a little more tricky - My rims, whilst not mega deep section - were deep enough to cause me to once more curse my vanity as I battled to get the tyre off.
Then I poked around, with the extended valve on the tube - which I needed because
I love deep section rims !
then I struggled get the tyre back on F***n deep section rims
My mini pump has to be tiny - I don't want anything obscuring my Kuota Kharma
Graphics - needles to say it took a fair few pumps to get ant pressure in ! ...then
I had to partly deflate to get it to fit in that damm areo seat post !

Its not all glamour is it ! ?

Comments

  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    You mean you'd dropped your team car? :wink:
    Cycling weakly
  • if there are other cyclists are about and you care about your image, the correct OREC protocol is to keep composure. get the rear wheel out and pretend to be waiting for a team car. talk in to your phantom radio mic on your RIGHT shoulder.

    if someone rides past and asks if youre ok, assume they are there to give you their wheel so you can continue on while they wait for the mechanic. if they refuse, shout italian while throwing your bike into a hedge throwing a tantrum.

    never EVER be seen doing mechanical repairs in public.
  • cotti
    cotti Posts: 96
    Haha this has to be the funniest post ever, trouble is I can so relate to it...
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601

    never EVER be seen doing mechanical repairs in public.

    Especially with your *ss sticking up in the air while struggling with a mini pump.
    One thing that will work, and get someone else to change your tire, is to carry some fake blood with you. Smeared around properly this will have the required effect of generating pity from passing riders and you'll be up and riding in no time without getting so much as a smudge on you. Don't forget a baby wipe or two for the "blood" after the helper(s) have left.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,676
    specialized-air-tool-road-frame-pump-grey-55493.jpg

    Minipumps are for teenagers who have overdeveloped wrist actions.
  • Slimbods
    Slimbods Posts: 321
    You can't be that vain if your riding with clinchers.
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Slimbods wrote:
    You can't be that vain if your riding with clinchers.

    +1... That says it all. :lol::lol::lol:
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    Slimbods wrote:
    You can't be that vain if your riding with clinchers.

    next to going clipless - going tub must be the next most scary thing !!!!
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    kingrollo wrote:
    Slimbods wrote:
    You can't be that vain if your riding with clinchers.

    next to going clipless - going tub must be the next most scary thing !!!!

    Just out of curiosity. Why would tubs be scary???? :? :?
    It's clinchers that I worry about.
  • northstar
    northstar Posts: 407
    Mini pumps are for teenagers who have overdeveloped wrist actions.

    Some men are just obsessed with size...
    Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    For the ultimate in vanity get one of those carbon 'lipstick' pumps - and it just about describes the utility of them - the only conceivable use is to partially inflate a tube before refitting the tyre: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=25828
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    dennisn wrote:
    kingrollo wrote:
    Slimbods wrote:
    You can't be that vain if your riding with clinchers.

    next to going clipless - going tub must be the next most scary thing !!!!

    Just out of curiosity. Why would tubs be scary???? :? :?
    It's clinchers that I worry about.


    Because you have to glue them on ! - and they might come off !
  • Trailradar
    Trailradar Posts: 131
    the trails and tribulations, eh?

    quote
    I was cursing my vanity after my latest puncture !

    I love pro race 3's - they just roll and roll - however I was forewarned that
    puncture resistance wasn't great. So I pulled over wirth my first puncture on my new bike .... I loved that aero setpost on my Kuota Kharma - however it did make removing that rear wheel a little more tricky - My rims, whilst not mega deep section - were deep enough to cause me to once more curse my vanity as I battled to get the tyre off.
    Then I poked around, with the extended valve on the tube - which I needed because
    I love deep section rims !
    then I struggled get the tyre back on F***n deep section rims
    My mini pump has to be tiny - I don't want anything obscuring my Kuota Kharma
    Graphics - needles to say it took a fair few pumps to get ant pressure in ! ...then
    I had to partly deflate to get it to fit in that damm areo seat post !

    Its not all glamour is it ! ?

    quote
  • macondo01
    macondo01 Posts: 706
    For the ultimate in vanity get one of those carbon 'lipstick' pumps - and it just about describes the utility of them - the only conceivable use is to partially inflate a tube before refitting the tyre: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=25828

    lol !!

    And they're out of stock!!
    .
    "Let not the sands of time get in your lunch"

    National Lampoon
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Macondo01
    I beg to differ - this is just beautiful

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=11317

    it works too!, but thats not the point really is it?
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    Macondo01
    I beg to differ - this is just beautiful

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=11317

    it works too!, but thats not the point really is it?

    How have I lived without one of these? - Top of my must have list
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Pumps? CO2 is where it's at.
    Mud - Genesis Vapour CCX
    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • macondo01
    macondo01 Posts: 706
    Felt so Good wrote:
    Macondo01
    I beg to differ - this is just beautiful

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=11317

    it works too!, but thats not the point really is it?


    How have I lived without one of these? - Top of my must have list

    Being comfortable in my masculinity I use one of these

    http://www.giantindustrialequipment.com/images/ProductImages/LT950.jpg
    .
    "Let not the sands of time get in your lunch"

    National Lampoon
  • ilm_zero7
    ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Macondo01
    is that the carbon or low modulus cast iron version - had a good laugh! :lol:
    http://veloviewer.com/SigImage.php?a=3370a&r=3&c=5&u=M&g=p&f=abcdefghij&z=a.png
    Wiliers: Cento Uno/Superleggera R and Zero 7. Bianchi Infinito CV and Oltre XR2