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- 1 What happens if you get a puncture in triathlon?
- 2 What should be in a bike repair kit?
- 3 What tools should a cyclist carry?
- 4 What is a TYRE lever?
- 5 Are triathlons flat?
- 6 Is it worth patching a bike tube?
- 7 Why do cyclists wear gloves?
- 8 What kit do I need for road cycling?
- 9 What should I pack for a century ride?
- 10 What is a tire boot patch?
What happens if you get a puncture in triathlon?
Subject: RE: what happens in an ironman if I get a puncture or three? You’re on your own. That means you need to train for a fourth event: Changing a flat. The overwhelming majority of triathletes do not practice changing flat tires.
What should be in a bike repair kit?
The Essential Bike Repair Kit Checklist
- Flat Kit (spare tubes, tire levers, and a pump or CO2 cartridge)
- Rubber Gloves or Hand Wipes.
- Hex Wrench Set (ranging from 1.5 mm to 8 mm)
- Screwdrivers (Phillips and flathead)
- Cleaning Supplies (cleaning solution, rags and component cleaning brushes)
- Chain Lube and Grease.
What tools should a cyclist carry?
Don’t leave home without these essentials.
- Inner tubes and patches. You don’t want to be trying to patch up an inner tube by the side of the road so always carry at least one spare tube that you can just swap in.
- Tyre levers.
- Pump/ CO2 canister.
- Quick release chain link.
- Mobile phone.
- Card and cash.
What is a TYRE lever?
They are little levers that are used for getting tyres off a wheel. A set of tyre levers are one of the cheapest and most essential bits of cycling equipment and everyone should carry them. There will be a thin end that is designed to slide between the tyre and the rim of your wheel so that you can pop the tyre off.
Are triathlons flat?
The probability of triathletes experiencing a flat tire in a triathlon race is around 2.5% or 1 in 40. The rear tire is more prone to a flat because it bears more load than the front tire.
Is it worth patching a bike tube?
Overall, patching is cheaper and better for the environment than replacing your tube, so I recommend it for most situations. However, there are some flats that cannot be patched. If the hole is near the valve stem or if it is a linear tear and not a hole, you will need to swap tubes.
Why do cyclists wear gloves?
Gloves are frequently used to keep the hands warm, a function that is particularly necessary when cycling in cold weather. The design of most modern bicycles is such that the rider’s hands remain on the handlebars while cycling, a position that leaves them exposed to weather.
What kit do I need for road cycling?
Get in gear – 6 essentials every new road cyclist needs in their
- A bike. An obvious one this, but if you’re going to take up cycling of any sort, you’re going to need a bike.
- Padded shorts.
- Cycling jersey.
- Water bottle and bottle cage.
- Pump, spare tube, basic tools and chain oil.
What should I pack for a century ride?
You need to take with you on your bike: a spare tube, tire irons, patch kit, pump, and Allen keys. Know how to use them. You also should carry a mobile phone, ID, health insurance card, and some money.
What is a tire boot patch?
This method just boots the tire; the punctured tube will also need a patch or replacement. This is an excellent method for patching smaller holes in the tire, like those made by a nail or large shard of glass, for example. A tire booted with a patch can often be ridden for many more miles.