Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TweetyPot is back in shape

TweetyPot (my 29er) is up and about again after two weeks.

Fortunately, Gravity Works in Makati City has two available tubes. On my way to the bikeshop, another luck struck. A biking buddy, Dennis Castillo, called up informing that there are four available tubes at JBL. I was glad he did me a favor by reserving the tubes. Thanks Papa Denz.

Now, TweetyPot has five spare tubes. But, two more bike shops have run out of stocks.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I can't ride my TweetyPot

TweetyPot (my 29er) has been out of commission since two weeks ago due to damaged tubes.

First, after pumping the front tire in preparation for a ride, it got suddenly flat. There's no time to fix it, I used AlitePot (my 26er).

When I got back home, I found out that the base of the Presta valve was torn. Thus, I replaced it with my spare tube. The next day, I bought another spare tube.

The following weekend, I noticed the rear tire's flat. The culprit's the same. So, I had to replace it with the new tube. But, while pumping it, it exploded. Darn!

I tried to buy tubes; but, they're out of stocks from well known bike shops I inquired from - Knobbies, All Terra, Bikezilla, Iron Bike, Sabak and Bike Town.