Monday, June 28, 2010

Wheels and tubes

New wheel installed, we've done a family ride and I took the bike out for a quick 11 miles yesterday.

My LBS after admitting the wheel that was supposedly on order was actually _not_ had the owner intervene on my behalf to give me a good deal on a 105 hubbed unit they had in stock.

While preparing to ride yesterday, I heard an ominous "pwooosh" sound from the garage. It was the tire on my wife's bike deflating. Problem is the cheap plastic rim tape that came with her wheels. It does not cover properly around the valve hole and that sharp edge bites into the inflated tube. I'll be putting Velox tape on her wheels tomorrow.

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