Flat Repair – Clincher Tire

Everyone will have a flat tire at one time or another, so as a cyclist it is your duty to be prepared for when it occurs. Removing and repairing a punctured tube is much easier than you think, and after a little instruction and some practice you will be able to do it with no problem.

Here’s what you need to do:

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Flat Repair – Tubular Tire

Much like the clincher tire system, you still need to be prepared for a mishap or puncture on the road with your tubular tires. Keep in mind this system is uniquely different and requires a different approach to the repair or roadside replacement.

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Clincher Vs. Tubular, The Inevitable Debate

So, you’re thinking about dropping some coin on a new set of race wheels for next season and you’re starting to get lost in the options. Do you go with tubular tires or clinchers? What the heck is a tubular or a clincher tire anyway? How do you filter the mass amounts of opinions out there between your riding buddies, the blogs and internet sites, and magazines? Well, here it is; a plain and straight-forward description of each type of tire, where it came from, and how each one works. And finally, a few tips on figuring out which one you should choose.

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Got Corrosion Problems?

Believe it or not, corrosion is one of the most detrimental problems that can affect your bike. Regardless of what kind of frame you have, or how nice your components are, corrosion is the number one killer of bikes and components. From the bolts to the cables, every metal part is subject to corroding and it usually presents in a few different ways. Steel frames and components will develop rust and aluminum will develop a white chalky substance which is called oxidation. Although neither one is extremely problematic in very small amounts, the larger spots and growths can cause some real issues.

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