Wednesday, June 17, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Busted Tube


Usually there isn't anything interesting about a busted inner tube, they get holes and go flat all the time. This one is a little different; I installed it and then wheel starting making strange sounds. After some investigation I found that the tube was full of dirt. No idea how it got in there.

9 comments:

Polar bear said...

Dude, you've gotta buy new tubes! who knows where used ones have been!

FigBug said...

It was a new tube!

Anonymous said...

I have never seen that happen in all my years riding.

Was there any hidden gold in that dirt?

Anonymous said...

From some disgruntled employee no doubt.
Chinese / Taiwan dirt?

Raiyn said...

Shenanigans! Shenanigans I say! Tubes come flat packed in boxes so this sort of thing just doesn't happen without outside help.

Leigh Fountain said...

What the hell??

Erich said...

Heh, reminds me of a prank I played on a bud once. I filled his innertube with jingle bells. Made a small incision, filled tube, patched. You shoulda seen the look on his face when we started rolling at the trailhead.

Ben said...

sometimes my pump gets full of mud when i'm mountainbiking, thats where it could have come from (but thats a lot of it!)

SPECIALizED said...

i got a new tube once that was like this. i didnt notice until the valve stem clogged when filling it but it was full of the talc powder that they put on tubes, so much that i dont even know how it fit in the box, the tube was a road lunarlight from performance, they gave me a new one