It makes sense to only carry the spares you know how to fit with the tools you know how to useI just ordered an Juiced oceancurrent and an additional battery, and plan on going on extended rides out of the country. I'd like to put some sort of "get home" kit on my bike so I can get home in the case of a flat or other small breakdown. Any ideas?
I carry a few emergency and bike tools: knife; multi-tool; locks; mini pump. I'm also using the Gear S3 Smartwatch by Samsung which has an SOS feature. 3 clicks of one of the buttons and it sends an SOS text or phone call - in my case to my wife with GPS coordinates. As for the flat tires: I'm commuting through some rough urban areas and I have a bike with a belt drive. I figure if I get a flat I'm not going to be able to fix it on the road in a timely fashion. So I keep the Thule carrier in the back of the Subaru and my wife drives the Subaru on the days I bike commute - and she doesn't work too far away from my employer so we're generally travelling in the same direction on work days. I haven't had a flat yet but if I do my plan is to call for rescue vs fix on the road. I also have VeloInsurance with Roadside Assistance (hope to never have to test that out).
This really depends on the make and model of the bike. If you look on youtube a bit you can often find tutorials on how to do it for your particular bike.Don't I have to remove wires, etc? Anyone have a tutorial on this?
I would like some feedback on those tooSince most of the issues seem to be related to getting flats has anyone here tried Tannus airless tires? Besides being expensive they look really hard to mount and would not allow you to vary your PSI for different uses, but on the other hand you also don't have to mess with keeping them inflated and never having to worry about flats again seems like a huge plus. I'm assuming they don't ride the same as regular tires but just wanting to see if anyone has actually tried them?
Depends on your particular bike. On mine, I have a levered through-axle which makes it easier to remove the rear wheel. Not quite as easy as the quick release skewers, but easier than having to carry a tool to unbolt the wheel.
Maybe you could get an inner tube for a taller wheel/tire, cut it 180 degrees away from the valve stem, and tie each end or seal the cut ends, so now you have a C-shaped inner tube that would be shorter and the appropriate length for your wheel. Then you could fit the inner tube inside the tire without ever removing the wheel or disconnecting the power cable to the motor.
Gack! I should have read the whole thread before I made my last post - didn't even know they made these, and I was giving a tutorial on how to make one.Get a couple of these. Never went out without one on my rear hub bike. You can change the tube without removing the wheel, but you need to have a knife to cut the leaking tube in half to get it out. They come with either Presta or Schrader valves.