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post #1 of 14 Old 05-25-2008, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Emergency kit!

I am thinking about buying an air pump to carry with me on my dirt rides. That way I can air down the tires when on dirt and air back up once on pavement. But, I want to be able to fix a flat if I need to. Now if I had tubless tires all I would need is a plug kit, but I have tubes. The question I have for you all is, can I carry a tube of that green slime as a patch kit??? Will it work in a tube to let me air it back up so I can get it back home???

What do you carry for emergence tire repair???

I will be doing alot of solo riding and would like to be able to fix a flat, without having to break down the tire and patching it!! LOL I have all ready bought me a personal locater gps, so now I need to be able to fix a flat if I need to!!

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I carry a tire kit with the green slime,co2inflator,& tube patchs if needed. I also carry a good hand pump. I have used the slime in a tube set up and have had good luck.
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The slime might work good for you, but it depends upon where the hole is located and how much damage is done. I just simply relented that if I have a flat I am going to put another tube in. I bought an air pump from Wally World, I have a front innertube that can also be used on the rear tire in emergencies, tire irons, and I do have patches, but they would be a last resort, such as, pinching and putting a hole in my new innertube. Also make yourself a field crutch for your bike. This is a big help in getting the front or rear tire up off the ground so you can remove it to work on it. Also comes in handy for lubing the chain. I have seen some ads for something similar to slime that is installed in roadbike tires that seals holes and is not supposed to create out of balance situations while riding down the road. You might check into that stuff too. Sorry I can't remember the name, but I think a lot of the dealers have it in house.

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The slime might work good for you, but it depends upon where the hole is located and how much damage is done. I just simply relented that if I have a flat I am going to put another tube in. I bought an air pump from Wally World, I have a front innertube that can also be used on the rear tire in emergencies, tire irons, and I do have patches, but they would be a last resort, such as, pinching and putting a hole in my new innertube. Also make yourself a field crutch for your bike. This is a big help in getting the front or rear tire up off the ground so you can remove it to work on it. Also comes in handy for lubing the chain. I have seen some ads for something similar to slime that is installed in roadbike tires that seals holes and is not supposed to create out of balance situations while riding down the road. You might check into that stuff too. Sorry I can't remember the name, but I think a lot of the dealers have it in house.

Ok, what is a field crutch and how would I make one???? I am thinking about getting a centerstand for it eventually but if the field crutch isn't to hard to make, I will run with it for now!!

Yah, my hubby suggested getting a can of fix a flat!!

I am probably being over cautious, specialy when I don't even get out of second gear, and half the time I'm in first!!! LOL How often have you gotten a flat while riding on dirt roads???
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I made one out of a walking cane from WalMart.

You place it under the swingarm to raise the rear tire or under the front skid plate to raise the front tire.




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Hey, that's pretty neat!!! I will have to make one!! Thanks for the pics!!!!!

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-26-2008, 02:52 PM
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I have seen a couple on EBay for @ $35. They look to be well built and manufactured.

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post #8 of 14 Old 09-17-2008, 12:57 PM
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Nice.

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I made one out of a walking cane from WalMart.

You place it under the swingarm to raise the rear tire or under the front skid plate to raise the front tire.



OMG, what a totally elegant solution! Kudos DXKLR. (yes, I'm West Coast)
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-24-2008, 10:58 PM
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CO2 pump recommendation

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I carry a tire kit with the green slime,co2inflator,& tube patchs if needed. I also carry a good hand pump. I have used the slime in a tube set up and have had good luck.

Can you give a recommendation on a decent co2 pump? There are a bunch of cheap ones out there. I suppose the best would be on that takes both threaded and unthreaded cartridges.
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-24-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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You can get a good co2 pump from just about any of the suppliers you'll hear about on this forum. I got the one I use from Dennis Kirk. You are right, it would be better to get one that can use threaded & unthreaded cartridges.
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