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06 Dec 2016 20:17 #21 by Ewart and Vivian Halford
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Ok don't know what happened to the end of the story.
So as I went to chuck the nut in the bin I had a look at the thread, there was no thread, it was smooth, I just laughed out load, what else could I do. It had to happen on one of the hard to get to spots didn't it.
Put the last two bolts in in less than 10 minutes.

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06 Dec 2016 20:25 #22 by Ewart and Vivian Halford
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Sorry about this every one, just figured out what I did wrong, I put a couple of smiley faces in the text and it only sent to the first smiley face.

So on a serious not has any one got a list of unusual tools they take with them such as unusual size sockets, eg 5/16 for uni sadle.

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07 Dec 2016 07:17 #23 by outyonda
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dandjcr wrote: Had a discussion with Peter some time ago about the use of a gas bottle to inflate a tyre if all else has failed.

Should be enough pressure, noting the risks of using inflammable gas. Not sure how the rubber of the valve would like it but in an emergency...



David


Can of Airostart dose the trick,

Farmers & tyre fitters do it regularly out in the bush

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07 Dec 2016 16:59 #24 by Dave and Pauline Gray
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Don't use it often

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07 Dec 2016 17:00 #25 by Dave and Pauline Gray
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That didn't work to good

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08 Dec 2016 09:52 #26 by Dean and Kaye Howells
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A lot easier (and safer) just to carry a spare tube and sort it out properly later.

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09 Dec 2016 16:32 #27 by Peter334
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HERE,HERE Dean!

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10 Dec 2016 03:51 #28 by Peter and Sandra OKA 374
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My take on it was using the actual gas pressure to reseat/inflate the tyre if no air compressor was available, trying to light LPG to reseat would be asking for trouble, might be fine with a quick squirt of Aerostart or similar but to try using lpg for that purpose would be a very good way to kill yourself and destroy everything in close proximity.

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10 Dec 2016 05:04 #29 by dandjcr
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Peter and Sandra OKA 374 wrote: My take on it was using the actual gas pressure to reseat/inflate the tyre if no air compressor was available,


Thanks Peter, that was the point of my pressure measurement. Explosive reseating a tyre is a separate issue.

Carrying a spare tube is fine if you have (or can get) the tools and strength to install one, but you'll still need a source of air pressure.

I guess a foot pump could be used but would take for ever. What I do is keep both spares up to 80+psi and carry a tyre to tyre air pipe to inflate one from another.

Gas is very much a last resort.

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10 Dec 2016 08:08 #30 by outyonda
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Google

Inflate tyre with ether

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10 Dec 2016 09:04 #31 by Peter_n_Margaret
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Peter and Sandra OKA 374 wrote: My take on it was using the actual gas pressure to reseat/inflate the tyre if no air compressor was available, trying to light LPG to reseat would be asking for trouble, might be fine with a quick squirt of Aerostart or similar but to try using lpg for that purpose would be a very good way to kill yourself and destroy everything in close proximity.

Correct.

David said:

What I do is keep both spares up to 80+psi and carry a tyre to tyre air pipe to inflate one from another.
Gas is very much a last resort.

Correct..... or even higher. 305s can run at 115psi, so can store at least that safely.
Tyre to air hose connection piece....


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12 Dec 2016 21:53 #32 by Joseph Baz
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Do you really want to try this when you are miles away from help and you can really injure yourself?...sorry not for me
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13 Dec 2016 04:55 #33 by Lang
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WD 40 works fine for explosive seating (just a gentle "poof")

My question is why go to the trouble of gas bottles, overfull spares and double ended hoses etc when my 12v air compressor bought at Super Cheap 10 years ago for $19 - I think they are $29 now - has topped up dozens and completely filled about 30 tyres and is still going strong? I carry a foot pump as back-up but have never used it.

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