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Offline Biketouringhobo

Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« on: June 25, 2016, 09:06:08 am »
Do you pack a Spare Bike Tire on your Bike Touring Trips??

Yes: Why do you pack a Spare Tire?
No: Why don't you pack a Spare Tire?

Right now I am using Continental Touring Plus 26X1.75 Tires on my Surly LHT 26in 2008 and My Spare Tire is a Continental Touring Plus tire 26x1.75 and I do not what to walk 100 miles to a bike shop
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Offline John Nelson

Re: Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2016, 09:28:40 am »
On my TransAm, I started with new tires, did not carry a spare, and did not need one. On my three subsequent cross-country tours, I started with used tires, took a spare, and needed it.

Offline Biketouringhobo

Re: Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016, 09:50:41 am »
Thanks and I will start with New Tires

Offline canalligators

Re: Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2016, 12:24:13 pm »
Agree on starting with new tires, and make them puncture resistant (kevlar belted) too. I also recommend a bike using a using a common wheel size, so that you can buy a tire almost anywhere.  This is known as the "Walmart Test".

I generally do not take a spare. But consider special circumstances.  In my case with a recumbent tandem, no one makes a 20" tire that is actually rated for the load and failures are common, so we do pack a spare - even on local riding.

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Do you pack a Spare Tire???
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 08:48:41 pm »
On longer tours I will carry a spare 700C tire.  A lighter foldable model.  Not a heavy duty one like is on the bike.  On a couple tours I have needed the spare.  For short around home touring I will not carry a spare tire.