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I'm new to this. What do you do if you get a puncture during a race?

Thanks for your help.


  • hussler.hussler. Posts: 390
    Change the inner tube if your running clinchers or change the tub if your running tubs.....easy
  • jumbojumbo Posts: 2

    Thought that was the answer but didn;t want to miss a trick !
  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    2 options:
    Fix it and carry on.
    Sack it and wait for recovery

    You can reduce the chance of a puncture by your choice of tyre, maintaining a high pressure and possibly pretreating.
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    Conehead wrote:
    1. Stop
    2. Stand and look in disbelief for 5 mins
    3. Get your spare tube/tub out
    4. Stare at them for a few mins
    5. Look helplessly around for a while
    6. If its a rear puncture, nearly rip your rear mech off trying to get your wheel off as you've never attempted it before
    7. Spend at least 10 mins trying to get your tire off (you're covered in chain oil by now)
    8. Get the tire off, get the tube out, actually get the new tube in and tire back on
    9. Waste a Co2 cartridge trying to inflate a closed valve
    10.Inflate ture
    11. Watch it deflate as whatever cause the puncture is still in the tire
    12. Race staff come and tell you they need to go home
    13. Book on a bike maintenece day
    14. And repeat.
  • BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    I'm new to this. What do you do if you get a puncture during a race?
    Fix it.

    Jeez. Do I have to think of everything?

    On the other hand, no... what Conehead said. And if you're really lucky some bald-headed idiot will stop to help, fix it in seconds using his own kit when he finds out that your are woefully badly equipped, underprepared and mentally incapable of helping yourself.... then you can laugh as he spends the next 50 miles swearing his head off about the whole incident.

    (At least I think that is what happened)
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