coker flat pack

I just recently bought a coker (hurrah, and so on, I don’t need to tell anyone
how cool they are)

Anyway, has anyone bothered to carry around with them any sort of emergency flat
pack? I always have one attached to my bicycle so I won’t get stuck somewhere.
It seemed a logical idea for the coker until I gave it some thought.

I haven’t seen a boxed coker tube, but I have a feeling it’s way bigger than the
tube for my road bike. Even if I did carry around a spare tube, are there any
portable pumps I could take that would inflate the tube in a reasonable amount
of time, or will it take me hours?

I guess that being said, how many coker heads out there have run into flats?

thanks, jeff lutkus


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Re: coker flat pack

I carry a patch kit & CO2.(16gram) It’s hard to find a pump I want to carry
that’s big enough for the Coker. I also carry a tube,but I’ve never needed it. I
haven’t gotten too many flats on my Coker. -Mark

— Jeff Lutkus <lutkus@unicyclist.com>
> wrote: I just recently bought a coker (hurrah, and so on, I don’t need to tell
> anyone how cool they are)
>
>Anyway, has anyone bothered to carry around with them any sort of emergency
>flat pack? I always have one attached to my bicycle so I won’t get stuck
>somewhere. It seemed a logical idea for the coker until I gave it some thought.
>
>I haven’t seen a boxed coker tube, but I have a feeling it’s way bigger than
>the tube for my road bike. Even if I did carry around a spare tube, are there
>any portable pumps I could take that would inflate the tube in a reasonable
>amount of time, or will it take me hours?
>
>I guess that being said, how many coker heads out there have run into flats?
>
>thanks, jeff lutkus
>
>_____________________________________________________________
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Re: coker flat pack

Yes the tube is pretty big. I don’t usually go on long Coker rides - mainly just
commuting, and I don’t carry a spare, a patch kit or a pump. I would never ride
my bike without a spare and pump, and I even got a flat in my 3" Gazz one time
from thorns (luckily only a mile from home). In 1400 Coker miles I have not had
any flats though. If/when I do I may change my mind on this.

—Nathan

“Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:20010412192824.0839C36EE@sitemail.everyone.net
> I just recently bought a coker (hurrah, and so on, I don’t need to tell
anyone how cool they are)
>
> Anyway, has anyone bothered to carry around with them any sort of
emergency flat pack? I always have one attached to my bicycle so I won’t
get stuck somewhere. It seemed a logical idea for the coker until I gave it
some thought.
>
> I haven’t seen a boxed coker tube, but I have a feeling it’s way bigger
than the tube for my road bike. Even if I did carry around a spare tube, are
there any portable pumps I could take that would inflate the tube in a
reasonable amount of time, or will it take me hours?
>
> I guess that being said, how many coker heads out there have run into
flats?
>
> thanks, jeff lutkus

Re: coker flat pack

Has anyone ever had a flat on a Coker? (I haven’t)

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----- Original Message ----- From: “Nathan Hoover” <nathan@movaris.com> To:
<unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 11:08 PM Subject: Re:
coker flat pack

> Yes the tube is pretty big. I don’t usually go on long Coker rides -
mainly
> just commuting, and I don’t carry a spare, a patch kit or a pump. I would
> never ride my bike without a spare and pump, and I even got a flat in my
3"
> Gazz one time from thorns (luckily only a mile from home). In 1400 Coker miles
> I have not had any flats though. If/when I do I may change my mind
on
> this.
>
> —Nathan
>
> “Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
> news:20010412192824.0839C36EE@sitemail.everyone.net
> > I just recently bought a coker (hurrah, and so on, I don’t need to tell
> anyone how cool they are)
> >
> > Anyway, has anyone bothered to carry around with them any sort of
> emergency flat pack? I always have one attached to my bicycle so I won’t get
> stuck somewhere. It seemed a logical idea for the coker until I gave
it
> some thought.
> >
> > I haven’t seen a boxed coker tube, but I have a feeling it’s way bigger
> than the tube for my road bike. Even if I did carry around a spare tube, are
> there any portable pumps I could take that would inflate the tube in a
> reasonable amount of time, or will it take me hours?
> >
> > I guess that being said, how many coker heads out there have run into
> flats?
> >
> > thanks, jeff lutkus

Re: coker flat pack

Hi People, I have had one flat tire on my Coker but in the past two weeks I have
had two innertubes in my seat pop. Anyone else have this problem with the seat
innertubes?

Aj

Re: coker flat pack

Roger Davies <Roger.Davies@octacon.co.uk> wrote:
> Has anyone ever had a flat on a Coker? (I haven’t)
Not that I’ve heard of. rememebr how surprised the commentators at Red Bull
mayhem last year were when we told tham that we didn’t have a spare tube or tyre
between us in the team.

sarah


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Quoting Aj <jugglerjoe@webtv.net>:

>
> Hi People, I have had one flat tire on my Coker but in the past two
> weeks I have had two innertubes in my seat pop. Anyone else have this
> problem with the seat innertubes?
>
On Unicycle across Minnesota I had the innertube in my seat pop several
times. After the ride I took a sheet of Neoprene and lined the seat base
with it. However I later found something better than an innertube all
together. I went to the foam shop near my house and got a sheet of
Neoprene that was about one or two inches thick and real soft. with the
Neoprene I was able to get a normal sized and shapped seat that was more
comfertable than even a tube was. Plus I no longer had to worry about my
seat getting flats.

Peter

Re: coker flat pack

Last year I had 3 flats all caused by a piece of glass hidden in one of
the Coker knobbies. -Mark — “Roger Davies” <Roger.Davies@Octacon.Co.Uk>
> wrote: Has anyone ever had a flat on a Coker? (I haven’t)

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> http://www.unicycle.uk.com/

>----- Original Message ----- From: “Nathan Hoover” <nathan@movaris.com>
>To: <unicycling@winternet.com> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 11:08 PM
>Subject: Re: coker flat pack
>
>
>> Yes the tube is pretty big. I don’t usually go on long Coker rides -
>mainly
>> just commuting, and I don’t carry a spare, a patch kit or a pump. I
>> would never ride my bike without a spare and pump, and I even got a
>> flat in my
>3"
>> Gazz one time from thorns (luckily only a mile from home). In 1400
>> Coker miles I have not had any flats though. If/when I do I may change
>> my mind
>on
>> this.
>>
>> —Nathan
>>
>> “Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
>> news:20010412192824.0839C36EE@sitemail.everyone.net
>> > I just recently bought a coker (hurrah, and so on, I don’t need
>> > to tell
>> anyone how cool they are)
>> >
>> > Anyway, has anyone bothered to carry around with them any sort of
>> emergency flat pack? I always have one attached to my bicycle so I
>> won’t get stuck somewhere. It seemed a logical idea for the coker
>> until I gave
>it
>> some thought.
>> >
>> > I haven’t seen a boxed coker tube, but I have a feeling it’s way
>> > bigger
>> than the tube for my road bike. Even if I did carry around a spare
>> tube, are there any portable pumps I could take that would inflate the
>> tube in a reasonable amount of time, or will it take me hours?
>> >
>> > I guess that being said, how many coker heads out there have run into
>> flats?
>> >
>> > thanks, jeff lutkus
>>
>>


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Re: coker flat pack

I have the tube in my seat inside of a pillow case that I sewed together.
The pillow case is made of a thick fabric. Inside of the pillow case I
sprinkled liberal amounts of talc powder (baby powder). The talc powder
lets the tube slide around without pinching. With this combination I have
never had an air seat flat (knock on wood).

john_childs

>From: jugglerjoe@webtv.net (Aj)
>
>Hi People, I have had one flat tire on my Coker but in the past two weeks
>I have had two innertubes in my seat pop. Anyone else have this problem
>with the seat innertubes?
>
>Aj
>


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Re: coker flat pack

I’ve never had a flat after upgrading to a carbon fiber seat base. I think
it was the flimsy metal plate on the top of the plastic Miyata seat base
that kept cutting my tube every few months.

Chris

On Fri, 13 Apr 2001, John Childs wrote:

> I have the tube in my seat inside of a pillow case that I sewed
> together. The pillow case is made of a thick fabric. Inside of the
> pillow case I sprinkled liberal amounts of talc powder (baby powder).
> The talc powder lets the tube slide around without pinching. With this
> combination I have never had an air seat flat (knock on wood).
>
> john_childs
>
>
>
> >From: jugglerjoe@webtv.net (Aj)
> >
> >Hi People, I have had one flat tire on my Coker but in the past two
> >weeks I have had two innertubes in my seat pop. Anyone else have this
> >problem with the seat innertubes?
> >
> >Aj
> >
>
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Re: coker flat pack

Nathan Hoover wrote:

> I would never ride my bike without a spare and pump, and I even
> got a flat in my 3" Gazz one time from thorns (luckily only a mile
> from home).

Yeah, that just happened to me a couple of weeks ago. 24x3 Gazz, put a
thorn right through it, earned myself about a mile walk back to my car.
That Nokian tube’s really thick, I was surprised it pierced so easily.

I have a Coker too, and I’ve thought a couple of times about an emergency
repair pack like that, since you can get some good distance on them. I
haven’t put one together yet, but it shouldn’t be too hard. I have a spare
tube for mine, and it’s too big to carry around. I’d recommend an instant
patch kit, like the Slime Scabs. You just scuff up the tube a little, and
the patch is self-adhesive and seals instantly. So if you had some tire
levers, a patch kit, and a pump, you’d be ok.

Greg

Re: coker flat pack

nyfpet@bethel.edu wrote:

> However I later found something better than an innertube all together. I
> went to the foam shop near my house and got a sheet of Neoprene that was
> about one or two inches thick and real soft.

Peter, that sounds really appealing. How does one find a foam shop? Is it
listed under “foam” in the yellow pages?

Greg

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Re: coker flat pack

In article <aX_B6.1060$3n4.629163@nntp2.onemain.com>, Greg House
<ghouse@spammenot.southwind.net> wrote: )patch kit, like the Slime Scabs.
You just scuff up the tube a little, and )the patch is self-adhesive and
seals instantly.

…if the weather is good and your stars are aligned. If it’s raining,
humid, or cold, self-adhesive patches tend to not work. Do yourself a
favor, use a real patch kit with rubber cement. -Tom

Re: coker flat pack

> > However I later found something better than an innertube all together.
> I
> > went to the foam shop near my house and got a sheet of Neoprene that
> was
> > about one or two inches thick and real soft.
>
> Peter, that sounds really appealing. How does one find a foam shop? Is
> it listed under “foam” in the yellow pages?

There is a store about a mile or so away called A1 foam. I think most of
what they are for is couch cushions and such. If you can’t find a “foam”
shop I’d try a fabric store or a place that reupholsters furniture. Actuly
I need to find a new place to get some more neoprene for the rest of my
unicycles because the place I got it at is out and the stuff they got to
replace it isn’t nearly as comfy.

Peter

Re: coker flat pack

> Peter, that sounds really appealing. How does one find a foam shop? Is
> > it listed under “foam” in the yellow pages?

I’m not Peter, but yes, here in Vancouver it is. There’s this really cool
store at 4th and MacDonald (if you live around here) called, (wow, what an
imaginitive name,) The Foam Shop. They have literally a HUGE box of scraps
in the back of the store and you can just take what you like for free.
Since they mostly deal in big matresses they don’t mind giving away a few
scraps. See what you can find.

Graham