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Old 10-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Tips and Tricks

Please don't flame me, I've had a search and not found a definitive solution or even a practical idea. So I thought I might start a thread to bring together some of the practical solutions you have all used over the years. Specifically away from suitably qualified help.

I got a flat rear the other day, so rather than take it to the shop, I thought I'd experiment with just the stuff I carry on the bike. Everything worked except breaking the bead. I've done it with a few heavy weights helping out, but just my weight was not sufficient. Tried using the side stand of the bike (F8) and compressing the sidewall with no success. What have others done out in the wild, and what easy to carry devices have you used and proved to work?

Other than that any useful tips for off civilization running repairs would be greatly appreciated.
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