Post by bluegoatwoods on Mar 9, 2020 14:44:49 GMT -5
I had a bit of bad luck yesterday. I took a ride and picked up a nail in my rear tire.
I imagine everyone hear is well aware that a flat tire on a scooter is a real problem. And the possibility had occurred to me before this. So I'd already formed the habit of carrying automotive tire plugs and even a bicycle patch kit. This is just fine.
But I hadn't gotten around to carrying a tire inflator. In this case it wasn't a big deal since I was only about 7 miles from home. I called my wife and had her bring down a 12 Volt inflator. While I was waiting for her I plugged the hole. I used a tiny twelve V inflator plus receptacle with clips for the battery that I keep in her trunk at all times.
And I found myself thinking that I'd better start carrying the same thing on my scooter. But with an improvement: a mounted twelve Volt receptacle that won't require removing the seat bucket when in use.
I think I'll also augment my plug/patch kit with a brand new box cutter. That'll be in order to shave that plug off as flush as possible with the surface of the tire. After that I'll put a bicycle tube patch over the plug with a coating of rubber cement.
I'm sure that patch will wear off in no time. Naturally. But it might hold on long enough to seal the outside of that plug so that the road doesn't rip it out of the tire. It's worth a try.
So now I'll also carry that tiny inflator with me. And then the nails and other road debris can do their worst. I'll have a fighting chance of still just riding away from it.
On my scooter with 10" wheels, I actually use a bicycle co2 inflator, with larger 16 gram canisters used for 650b tires on mountain bikes and gravel bikes. One canister seemed to be more than enough for the tiny donut on my scoot to ride safely, though not enough to fill it 100%, I think it got it to 28-30 psi, based on my cheapo gauge.
This reminds me I need to get a second inflator so I can put one back in my bicycle seat pouch
I do like the 12v option, though. nice work!
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