||Sep. 21st, 2002 10:11 pm|
That'll be the fifth tyre I've changed on feanelwa's bike today, then...|
1) Bike has one punctured tube and one perished tyre (opposite wheels)
2) Replace both tyres with new, vaguely matched tyres and new tubes
3) Discover that the back, slightly nobblier wheel catches on the rear gear cable
4) Swear loudly
5) Swap tyres over, becoming rather suspicious of cheap ASDA inner tube.
6) Test bike
7) Wait 2 hours, have dinner
8) Hear phhhp-psssssssssssssshhhhh as cheap ASDA inner tube explodes.
9) Replace cheap ASDA inner-tube.
I had a similar experience in a tiny room I use for such things.
The tyre wall where it goes into the wheel edge had worn short so that the inner tube could push the tyre off of the wheel and then start to escape between the two before it popped on the metal wheel rim. As the room meaaures only eight foor by twelve (ish) just three explosions in this way were disturbing enough. The person who'd had the bike before me had only ever inflated the tyres to about a half of a good pressure so didn't know that anything was wrong. When I got the bike I found that there were no less than eight patches on the tube. I owuld have added another, but it would have overlapped with an existing one. I'm a fan of make-do-and-mend on aesthetic principle, but I have limits! :)