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diecast
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by diecast

A few years ago I was doing a long distance event abroad, and my seatpost slipped after going over some bumpy road.

I stopped at a feed station and asked the service crew if they had carbon paste. The mechanic did some teeth sucking and shook his head, before waking his assistant (it was the middle of the night) and they started talking in Swedish (which I don't understand). The assistant, I think it was his son, got up and disappeared only to reappear a few minutes later with toothpaste.

And yes, it worked.

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froze
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Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:47 am

by froze

diecast wrote:
Sun May 05, 2024 7:29 am
A few years ago I was doing a long distance event abroad, and my seatpost slipped after going over some bumpy road.

I stopped at a feed station and asked the service crew if they had carbon paste. The mechanic did some teeth sucking and shook his head, before waking his assistant (it was the middle of the night) and they started talking in Swedish (which I don't understand). The assistant, I think it was his son, got up and disappeared only to reappear a few minutes later with toothpaste.

And yes, it worked.
That's a great story, and your bike smelled minty fresh for a long time.

greendiy
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Joined: Tue May 07, 2024 12:49 pm

by greendiy

A few years ago I was doing a long distance event abroad, and my seatpost slipped after going over some bumpy road.

I stopped at a feed station and asked the service crew if they had carbon paste. The mechanic did some teeth sucking and shook his head, before waking his assistant (it was the middle of the night) and they started talking in Swedish (which I don't understand). The assistant, I think it was his son, got up and disappeared. With them out of sight, I wasted no time then and tried out the new game here. only to reappear a few minutes later with toothpaste.

And yes, it worked.
Toothpaste is a real multitool. I remembered using duct tape to fix a broken fender to get home somehow)

TheBelgian
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Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2023 9:09 am

by TheBelgian

froze wrote:
Thu May 02, 2024 5:52 pm

You are very well versed on repairing a bike, I can tell because you like to take a lot of tools and supplies with you, nothing wrong with that, but for me personally the weight I have to carry on a backpack or on a bike is crucial, so I only take minimal stuff.
I'm not the topic starter :lol:

TheBelgian
Posts: 180
Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2023 9:09 am

by TheBelgian

If you travel by car/van, just take a second bike. If you are a real cyclist you have N+1 .... problem solved.

froze
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by froze

TheBelgian wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 8:37 pm
froze wrote:
Thu May 02, 2024 5:52 pm

You are very well versed on repairing a bike, I can tell because you like to take a lot of tools and supplies with you, nothing wrong with that, but for me personally the weight I have to carry on a backpack or on a bike is crucial, so I only take minimal stuff.
I'm not the topic starter :lol:
But I was addressing your comment.

froze
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Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:47 am

by froze

TheBelgian wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 8:37 pm
froze wrote:
Thu May 02, 2024 5:52 pm

You are very well versed on repairing a bike, I can tell because you like to take a lot of tools and supplies with you, nothing wrong with that, but for me personally the weight I have to carry on a backpack or on a bike is crucial, so I only take minimal stuff.
I'm not the topic starter :lol:
But I was addressing your comment, so your laughing at yourself.

TheBelgian
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Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2023 9:09 am

by TheBelgian

froze wrote:
Sun May 19, 2024 2:32 am
TheBelgian wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 8:37 pm
froze wrote:
Thu May 02, 2024 5:52 pm

You are very well versed on repairing a bike, I can tell because you like to take a lot of tools and supplies with you, nothing wrong with that, but for me personally the weight I have to carry on a backpack or on a bike is crucial, so I only take minimal stuff.
I'm not the topic starter :lol:
But I was addressing your comment, so your laughing at yourself.
Nowhere did I list what I take with me, so I don't know where you're coming from.

froze
Posts: 451
Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:47 am

by froze

TheBelgian wrote:
Tue May 21, 2024 4:58 pm
froze wrote:
Sun May 19, 2024 2:32 am
TheBelgian wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 8:37 pm
froze wrote:
Thu May 02, 2024 5:52 pm

You are very well versed on repairing a bike, I can tell because you like to take a lot of tools and supplies with you, nothing wrong with that, but for me personally the weight I have to carry on a backpack or on a bike is crucial, so I only take minimal stuff.
I'm not the topic starter :lol:
But I was addressing your comment, so your laughing at yourself.
Nowhere did I list what I take with me, so I don't know where you're coming from.
Problem is you deleted your post, or most of the content that was in your post, and you can sit there and deny deny deny, but the fact is you deleted most of it, because still left is the response that liam7020 said when he agreed with me was concerning what you listed as all the stuff you take with you.

We're done playing now, I'm not going to respond to your crap on this any further.

TheBelgian
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Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2023 9:09 am

by TheBelgian

froze wrote:
Tue May 21, 2024 5:42 pm
TheBelgian wrote:
Tue May 21, 2024 4:58 pm
froze wrote:
Sun May 19, 2024 2:32 am
TheBelgian wrote:
Fri May 17, 2024 8:37 pm


I'm not the topic starter :lol:
But I was addressing your comment, so your laughing at yourself.
Nowhere did I list what I take with me, so I don't know where you're coming from.
Problem is you deleted your post, or most of the content that was in your post, and you can sit there and deny deny deny, but the fact is you deleted most of it, because still left is the response that liam7020 said when he agreed with me was concerning what you listed as all the stuff you take with you.

We're done playing now, I'm not going to respond to your crap on this any further.
What? I didn't delete anything :lol: Why would I do that?
Pretty sure liam7020 talked about OP's list. I never wrote one :welcome:

eurostar
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Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:19 pm
Location: London

by eurostar

I love this thread but as a cyclotourist I need a weighed and minmaxed list please. :)

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