potential silly question

bluesparx
bluesparx Posts: 62
edited September 2011 in Workshop
I have always changed tubes on the road after a puncture by turning my mountain bike upside down and taking of the wheel. However now i own a road bike this method leads to scratches on the shifters. How do roadies take wheels off? Struggle with wheel removal with the bike upright, or carry a spare bit of carpet for their precious hoods?

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  • Keith47
    Keith47 Posts: 158
    Turn the bike upside down on the grass. :wink:
    The problem is we are not eating food anymore, we are eating food-like products.
  • Keith47 wrote:
    Turn the bike upside down on the grass. :wink:

    What he said.

    Otherwise just turn it over on the pavement gently.
  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    Undo quick release.

    Pick bike up with one hand. Release brake pads using lever thing on caliper/hoods (for Crapognolo)

    Take wheel out with other hand - a short slap like you would do to a mo'fo who been dissing yo homeboys will get the back out no worries, the front will fall out and crumple on the ground like the aforementioned biatch slapped mo'fo before you pop a cap in his arzze.

    Lay bike down on NON rear mech side.

    Keep old tube in back pocket for proper disposal at home (ie into next door's garden). Don't litter.

    Re install by reverse of above.

    If that's too difficult, put one glove under each shifter so that they don't get scratched.
  • Crapognolo)
    :lol:
  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Yossie wrote:
    Keep old tube in back pocket for proper disposal at home (ie into next door's garden). Don't litter.

    Alternatively, for the less affluent, keep old tube in back pocket for proper repair at home!
  • pliptrot wrote:
    Crapognolo)
    :lol:

    is that the opposite of sh1tmano?
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • pliptrot wrote:
    Crapognolo)
    :lol:

    is that the opposite of sh1tmano?

    No, they form a tripartite union alongside S(c)RAP...
  • Yossie
    Yossie Posts: 2,600
    marcusjb wrote:
    Yossie wrote:
    Keep old tube in back pocket for proper disposal at home (ie into next door's garden). Don't litter.

    Alternatively, for the less affluent, keep old tube in back pocket for proper repair at home!


    Agree 100% - re use, recycle, crush people while riding with patches.

    If you are going this way though (which is the correct way it must be reinforced) be sure to throw a token something into next door's garden in lieu of the tube. Perhaps a small child. A mattress. Maybe some random ordnance that someone planted in your bergen last time you came back from being stuck in some God foresaken part of the world that you never wanted to be sent to in the first place. and you've been secretly trying to find a way to plant it back in his possession.

    Failing that, just steal all the fruit from his raspberry plants.