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Old 09-08-2006, 02:09 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by Flash412

Think about it... all you will need to carry to fix a flat in a tube is a set of tire irons, a tiny squirt bottle and some patches. In the boonies, you won't have to wait for some cell phone yakking soccer mom to come along in her SUV to help you change your tire.

Flash - we're talking about a 950 here in most of these posts. The rims have an extra high rim bead as Woody will attest.

By comparison, when I changed out a tube on my last bike, breaking the bead on the rear literally took stepping on it.

I can break the bead with the 2x4 and I've done with the sidestand and I'll to make it even easier by sanding down the bead to something more reasonable.
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