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Old 4th Dec 2018, 19:28
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Gertrude the Wombat
 
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Originally Posted by TWT View Post
Yes. But that's because many of us had to or we'd be walking.
Worked for ours - if they didn't fix their bikes they'd be walking. Didn't take long before they were angling for us to pay them to fix our bikes.
Originally Posted by TWT View Post
I did walk a few times pushing the bike in the rain when I didn't have a vulcanising kit available.
Something changed over the decades, either in the tubes or the patches or the glue. Once Upon A Time you could glue a patch on and the puncture would stay mended. These days there's such a small chance of that that I just replace the tube. Which I haven't had to do anyway since switching to Marathons.
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