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post #1 of 5 Old 04-23-2011, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Whatchya running for a patch kit / spare tube?

So, on patch kits, spare tubes, CO2/ compressor and tire irons (pronounce "Tar irunz" ) what is the hot setup?

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Carry my old used tubes, a "Slime" brand compressor, and my tar arns.

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"arns." What the heck... OH, North Texas accent!

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-23-2011, 09:28 PM
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My tire repair kit, once a Agri Supply Manual Cannister.



The cannister contains a 21" tube, two 9" Motion Pro tar arns. A valve stem tool, and a travel size tube of Vaseline. The zip lock bag has several patches, two small tubes of adhesive, emery cloth. There is a stripped down [housing and fan removed] 12V air compressor in the tool well at the tail rack, and an 18" 2 x 2 is in the bottom of the right pannier as a trail jack.

The 21" tube will work in the 17" rear tire if the need arises. A 17" tube won't work well on the 21" front. Not real well or easily, anyway.

I read much about bead breaking methods, and, knock on wood, I haven't had any trouble breaking the bead on a tubed tire just using tar arns. It's all in how you hold your tongue.

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Sorry, should have been "ma tar arns".

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