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post #1 of 31 Old 01-17-2019, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Pulling into work this morning after a 45km commute, the bike all of the sudden fell into a left turn funny-like.

At least it happened just as I was arriving and not in the middle of nowhere. That's my first flat in something like 7 or 8 years when I had three in quick succession.
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You're really screwed. I would plug it too. Matter of fact, I am on a plugged rear now, but it slow leaks a little between rides.
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I did!

Unfortunately the cheapo compressor I carry around has bounced over one too many a washboard road and wouldn't build any pressure.

Fortunately there's a 60 gallon compressor here at work so I didn't have to resort to using a CO2 cartridge.

Seems to be holding air so far...

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You're really screwed. I would plug it too. Matter of fact, I am on a plugged rear now, but it slow leaks a little between rides.
Funny, you know? Every flat I've had has been a Phillips head screw.

I've used rope plugs on all of them. Sometimes they leak down a little but no biggee.

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Plug it! Then put a patch on the inside, I had a couple on plugs blow out over the years. You may have no trouble with the plug however it pays to play it safe..
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I swear I have not had a leaking plug since I started using the Nealy brand plugs!
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The reason why its always a Phillips head screw is it easier to find the center of the screw in the dark and apply enough torque to get it through the carcass of the tire.

Sounds like a notacop post doesn't it.

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I prefer Robertson head screws, myself. They are a wonderful invention and I don't understand why they aren't more widespread outside of the construction industry.

I think why you don't find them stuck through your tire is that they never fall off your screwdriver in the first place.

(Could be that, or my magnetic bit...)
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"Sounds like a notacop post doesn't it."

Yeah, but...my damaging bolt went in head first. Hole was way too big for a worm job.
I'll look for the Nealy brand. Seems the kit gets beat to death in the trunk and should be replaced once a year or so anyway.
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