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Marsh
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Parts near Sutton

Postby Marsh » Thu May 11, 2017 4:58 pm

I'll hopefully be going out on my first TRF outing on Sunday, so I'm working through the list of things to bring. Most things are easy enough to find, but a few I'm assuming will need to come from a proper bike shop, spare tube, levers etc.

Any recommendations in the Sutton area?

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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby Billy » Thu May 11, 2017 10:18 pm

E.Bay.

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Dominic
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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby Dominic » Fri May 12, 2017 9:48 am

Hey Marsh, I only speak for myself but a puncture on the trails is best solved by being recovered back to home. I find changing a tyre hard work when I am in my garage with the right tools and no other riders breathing down my neck.... I would hate to change a tyre/tube on the trails. The exception would be an away trip where going home is not really possible. Again, I only speak for myself as riders do regularly fix punctures on the trails.

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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby ShaunGASGAS300 » Fri May 12, 2017 9:51 am

Regards punctures, take some tyre sealant gel stuff. It will do for a small puncture to at least let you ride home. OR get mousses fitted if that's a worry.

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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby Marsh » Fri May 12, 2017 12:49 pm

Thanks for the advice guys, I think I'll go for the AA card approach for now. I got my list of stuff from here (http://www.surreytrf.org.uk/new-members ... questions/), it might be worth adding a note saying optional to the puncture repair stuff?

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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby smokinrider » Fri May 12, 2017 1:35 pm

So 5 mins or a few miles into a ride you get a flat. Are you seriously going to chuck the towel in and sit around for 2 hours for the AA or get on and fix it and carry on?

Riding time is precious and hard to come by.


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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby smokinrider » Fri May 12, 2017 1:35 pm

So 5 mins or a few miles into a ride you get a flat. Are you seriously going to chuck the towel in and sit around for 2 hours for the AA or get on and fix it and carry on?

Riding time is precious and hard to come by.


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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby burls » Fri May 12, 2017 2:14 pm

As has been said, get yourself a small can of tyre sealant (the repair stuff rather than the preventative.) Its will get you round and home as long as you don't tear a side wall. Most car / bike shops sell it. Agree with Dominic, changing a tyre is a PIA when you're out. Remember to run lower pressures in your tubes than you would normally for the road. Usually 14-15 psi for laning but the ground is really hard so I'd go slightly firmer say 16-18 to avoid a pinch.

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Re: Parts near Sutton

Postby Dominic » Fri May 12, 2017 4:15 pm

smokinrider wrote:So 5 mins or a few miles into a ride you get a flat. Are you seriously going to chuck the towel in and sit around for 2 hours for the AA or get on and fix it and carry on?

Riding time is precious and hard to come by.


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