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Val

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Mar 25 2013 at 10:48am #

Actually, for a punctured carotid, you should just start praying. I could tell you a couple of things to try but I don’t think it would work for you.

The best technique is to do your best to puncture the other person’s carotid. But for knife fighting, we should start a separate thread…


JaySherman5000

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Mar 25 2013 at 10:53am #

Erica, just so you know, that plastic bag and some duct tape will come in handy should you encounter a sucking chest wound on your 200k ride. Just remember to only tape down three-sides so it operates as a one-way valve.

Personally, if I’m in a situation where I’m bleeding out, I figure I’ve had a good run. I’ve done most of the things in my life that I think a person should experience. It’s been a fun ride, and I don’t fear the reaper.


Mick

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Mar 25 2013 at 10:54am #

I carry one inner tube, a patch kit, tire irons, a multitool for bikes (mainly allen wrenchs), a swiss army knife, a little duct tape.

I’ll probably carry a “fiber fix” next rip I make.

For a serious tour, I would have new “pucture proof” tires (that’a no-brainer for me). I have fairly heavy duty wheels (40 spaokes in the back, IIRC). I don’t think the little bit of extra speed you get from lighter tires and wheels is worthwhile for touring.

For a while, I had pepper spray on my handle bars for dogs or whatever, but it fell off sometime early in the day the one day I could have used it.

I can’t imagine any knife smaller than a machete coming close to matching a U-lock as far as a defensive weapon.


J Z

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Mar 25 2013 at 11:49am #

Haven’t used the Park Tools tire boots, but I carry cut up strips of USPS Tyvek envelopes as boots, (cheap, pack down small, light, durable). Haven’t had occasion to use them, yet.


Val

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Mar 25 2013 at 11:57am #

@Mick, good call on the tires. I run Continentals for tour-type rides and they’ve always served well. I’m going to check out that fiber fix stuff, it sounds like it’s worth the weight…


cburch

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Mar 25 2013 at 1:54pm #

J Z wrote:Haven’t used the Park Tools tire boots, but I carry cut up strips of USPS Tyvek envelopes as boots, (cheap, pack down small, light, durable). Haven’t had occasion to use them, yet.

i was just telling stef last night that i’d exchange the gallon bag for a tyvek envelope for just this occasion. also invest in a decent multi-tool with allen keys and a chain tool. hell if you get the topeak alien it comes with spoke wrenches, a decent knife blade AND tire levers.


Erica

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Mar 25 2013 at 2:31pm #

I actually just came from thick – they put a flat resistant tire on my back wheel for me (for only $26! I legitimately have no idea why I didn’t get one before, at that price).


stefb

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Mar 25 2013 at 3:39pm #

Poor quality, but music is fitting.


that guy

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Mar 25 2013 at 9:58pm #

Any emergency kit should have a $20 bill. That fixes many, many problems.


Val

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Mar 26 2013 at 9:14am #

What an awesome video, I got excited just watching the blood spray across the ice like that! That’s a great tip about the $20, too…


brybot

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May 23 2013 at 9:46pm #

Picked up a fiberfix and a hypercracker equivalent. I’m expecting to have some spoke trouble soon


jonawebb

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May 24 2013 at 7:21am #

With Fiberfix you don’t really need the hypercracker, since you can install it without removing your cassette.


buffalo buffalo

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May 24 2013 at 12:46pm #

Missed whereever someone may have defined ‘hypercracker’. Now don’t want to know, as I’m having a really entertaining image of a supercaffeinated cheezit dancing around in someone’s pannier….


jonawebb

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May 24 2013 at 12:49pm #

No, it’s that thing where, you take a southern midget, and you feed them crack.


brybot

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May 24 2013 at 1:43pm #

jonawebb wrote:With Fiberfix you don’t really need the hypercracker, since you can install it without removing your cassette.

Yeah, I’ll try that first, but if multiple spokes go, I’ll have a backup. Also, I don’t have a regular cassette tool and chain whip.

buff, here is the hypercracker: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tools/cassette.html

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