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    I think Americans need a bicycle more suited towards local conditions. Like this one:


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    I had a good ride a couple of days ago. 164km. The furthest I've gone so far.

    There was lots of this stuff, plus hills, at first:
    IMG_2655_resized.jpg

    Then 40km of this stuff:
    IMG_2670_resized.jpg

    Excellent day.
    http://www.strava.com/activities/122267858

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    I am commuting to work with my mtb - around 20km roundtrip- for the last few months.
    After work i bike straight to a salt-water swimming pool where i swim for about an hour and then bike home.
    I love it.
    It also saves me around 200 euros autogas per month.
    But .. i need to find a good solution for flat tires.
    How do i avoid having flat tires?
    I put that green liquid in the inner tubes but it does not always work.
    Also what is the best way to learn how to service/fix my bike by myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    I am commuting to work with my mtb - around 20km roundtrip- for the last few months.
    After work i bike straight to a salt-water swimming pool where i swim for about an hour and then bike home.
    I love it.
    It also saves me around 200 euros autogas per month.
    But .. i need to find a good solution for flat tires.
    How do i avoid having flat tires?
    I put that green liquid in the inner tubes but it does not always work.
    Also what is the best way to learn how to service/fix my bike by myself?
    I'll pass on what jyng told me:

    Schwalbe. Best bike upgrade I ever made. Thousands of miles, no flats--though I do have to top off every now and then. No getting around that.

    I also run slimed extra thick tubes as back-up, but really, it's overkill.

    Best way to learn to service and fix your bike is to service and fix your bike. There are plenty of youtube vids to help.
    Most of time, when people ask why something terrible happened, they don't realize they are looking for someone to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    I'll pass on what jyng told me:

    Schwalbe. Best bike upgrade I ever made. Thousands of miles, no flats--though I do have to top off every now and then. No getting around that.

    I also run slimed extra thick tubes as back-up, but really, it's overkill.

    Best way to learn to service and fix your bike is to service and fix your bike. There are plenty of youtube vids to help.
    thanks!
    i will check at my local bike store for those tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username View Post
    thanks!
    i will check at my local bike store for those tires.
    I rode nearly 4,000 kms on the Carretera Austral down to Ushuaia earlier this year. The 1,200 kms of the Carretera were pretty rough gravel road and I didn't get one puncture.

    Some people think the Schwalbe Marathons are a little heavy, but if you want a tyre that lasts forever and is puncture resistant then they've got a good reputation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jyng1 View Post
    I rode nearly 4,000 kms on the Carretera Austral down to Ushuaia earlier this year. The 1,200 kms of the Carretera were pretty rough gravel road and I didn't get one puncture.

    Some people think the Schwalbe Marathons are a little heavy, but if you want a tyre that lasts forever and is puncture resistant then they've got a good reputation.

    cool!
    thanks.

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    I wonder what this driver was thinking? I reckon the white line is 10 cms across so this guy was maybe 35 cms from my elbow this afternoon.


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    [QUOTE=jyng1;49422]I wonder what this driver was thinking?

    " i think this biker has enough room...yeah he did have enough room."

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    [QUOTE=username;49423]
    Quote Originally Posted by jyng1 View Post
    I wonder what this driver was thinking?

    " i think this biker has enough room...yeah he did have enough room."
    Probably more like; 'hmm, a text from Carol, I'll just stare at my phone for a few seconds rather than watching where I'm going while I answer it'.

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