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Nibbles

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hi all, i got me a couple`a ust tyres (michelins) that have got small splits in the walls, is there
any way of fixing these or should i just chuck em.
# oh yea, and while im here, im going to box my bike and ship it abroad to
go riding soon, but im not sure what to do about the rear shock (fox float rc), should i completely
de-pressureise it befor it goes on the plane, or shouldnt it matter?

cheers

steve
 
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"nibbles" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> hi all, i got me a couple`a ust tyres (michelins) that have got small splits in the walls, is
> there any way of fixing these or should i just chuck em.
> # oh yea, and while im here, im going to box my bike and ship it abroad to
> go riding soon, but im not sure what to do about the rear shock (fox float rc), should i
> completely de-pressureise it befor it goes on the plane, or shouldnt it matter?
>
> cheers
>
> steve

Tyres = history Shock = don't worry...planes are pressured these days

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Small Black Dog

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> Shock = don't worry...planes are pressured these days

Last time I went with a bike on a plane they asked if the tyres had been let down. They were and the
woman let the bike on. So I'd deflate it. Airline policy afaik.
 
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Simon

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"Small Black Dog" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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| > Shock = don't worry...planes are pressured these days
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| Last time I went with a bike on a plane they asked if the tyres had been
let
| down. They were and the woman let the bike on. So I'd deflate it. Airline policy afaik.
|

Agreed. I took mine to canada from uk and had to deflate tyres(tires). Planes are pressurised in the
passenger areas only apparently. Cargo areas are left. Well thats the reason the airline gave me.

Either way better safe than sorry.

Simon
 
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Simon

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"Small Black Dog" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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| > Shock = don't worry...planes are pressured these days
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| Last time I went with a bike on a plane they asked if the tyres had been
let
| down. They were and the woman let the bike on. So I'd deflate it. Airline policy afaik.
|
|

another thing.............if in doubt take the shock off and carry it in your hand luggage

Simon
 
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Nibbles

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simon wrote:
> another thing.............if in doubt take the shock off and carry it in your hand luggage

i wouldnt carry the shock on as hand luggage, any object with the word "shock" attached, would be
asking for trouble :)

thanx for youre advice though guys, i think i`ll just deflate the shock ... and the tyres just for
good measure.

oh, and buy the way, just for a laugh, i patched the walls of both my tyres, and after some major
abuse (mostly urban stair riding and drop offs), the rear has stayed up with no probs, the front
though, was still leaking untill i chucked some tyre weld into it (had nothing to loose) and that
seems to have done the trick too. i used to work at a tyre center, and i know that wall damage is -
for the most part - unrepearable. but hey, when you`re paying 50 odd dollars a pop for a UST then
its worth experimenting. i`ll probably be writing back here in a while and telling you all how i did
a nice face plant due to my repair efforts....

cheers

steve

"Simon" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
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> "Small Black Dog" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> | > Shock = don't worry...planes are pressured these days
> |
> | Last time I went with a bike on a plane they asked if the tyres had been
> let
> | down. They were and the woman let the bike on. So I'd deflate it.
Airline
> | policy afaik.
> |
> |
>
> another thing.............if in doubt take the shock off and carry it in your hand luggage
>
> Simon
 
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Westie

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"Simon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> another thing.............if in doubt take the shock off and carry it in your hand luggage
>
> Simon

Yuh! And be prepared for the nice men at the Xray station to point things with 'M-16' written on the
side at you.

Westie
 
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Westie

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"nibbles" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> simon wrote:
> > another thing.............if in doubt take the shock off and carry it in your hand luggage
>
>
> i wouldnt carry the shock on as hand luggage, any object with the word "shock" attached, would be
> asking for trouble :)
>
> thanx for youre advice though guys, i think i`ll just deflate the shock
...
> and the tyres just for good measure.
>
> oh, and buy the way, just for a laugh, i patched the walls of both my
tyres,
> and after some major abuse (mostly urban stair riding and drop offs), the rear has stayed up with
> no probs, the front though, was still leaking
untill
> i chucked some tyre weld into it (had nothing to loose) and that seems to have done the trick too.
> i used to work at a tyre center, and i know that wall damage is - for the most part -
> unrepearable. but hey, when you`re paying 50 odd dollars a pop for a UST then its worth
> experimenting. i`ll probably be writing back here in a while and telling you all how i did a nice
> face plant due to my
repair
> efforts....
>
> cheers
>
> steve
<snip>

I've never tried it with tubeless, but you could try a regular tube patch on the inside if it is
only a _small_ tear. I know that it works to some degree on regular tyres.

Looking forward to hearing about the faceplant.

Westie
 
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Bomba

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Slacker wrote:

>>hi all, i got me a couple`a ust tyres (michelins) that have got small splits in the walls, is
>>there any way of fixing these or should i just chuck em.
>># oh yea, and while im here, im going to box my bike and ship it abroad to
>>go riding soon, but im not sure what to do about the rear shock (fox float rc), should i
>>completely de-pressureise it befor it goes on the plane, or shouldnt it matter?
>>
>
> Tyres = history

Mwahahahaha!!!! We've got the Yanks using the word 'tyres'. Welcome to assimilation!
 
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Bomba

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Small Black Dog wrote:
>>Shock = don't worry...planes are pressured these days
>
>
> Last time I went with a bike on a plane they asked if the tyres had been let down. They were and
> the woman let the bike on. So I'd deflate it. Airline policy afaik.

The plane holds aren't pressurised, as far as I know. I read somewhere that an explosion of a bike
tyre in a hold can cause significant damage. Personally, I think it's bollocks, but I'm no
scientist...
 
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Sorni

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"bomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> Slacker wrote:

> > Tyres = history
>
> Mwahahahaha!!!! We've got the Yanks using the word 'tyres'. Welcome to assimilation!

He meant that spelling the word "tyres" that way is history.

Bill "a classic olde topic" S.
 
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