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Flat tire on bicycle

WGroleau

Wandering Weirdo
Camino(s) past & future
2015 & 2016 (partial)
#1
Anyone know of a bicycle shop or. Ferretería close to Olveiros? Or any other option for fixing a flat on a sixteen-inch bike tube?

(Unfortunately, I probably won't see the answer until I find another wifi location!)
 

zakosdad

CaminoWalkers
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept/Oct 2013 CF Sept (2019?)
#2
Best idea is to carry a spare with you in addition to a tire patch kit. My wife use to get so many flats I was able to pull and replace tire in 7 minutes flat:)
 

jony jony

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino Frances ( 2007) Via de la Plata 2016/2017 . Final pilgrimage Sept 2018...Via de la Plata
#3
There are several pilgrim Albergues in Olveiros maybe , just maybe, a pilgrim who passes before you has left a puncture repair kit for others to use , as he/she slowly gets rid of gear for the return home . I have found an innertube , energy powder,all sorts of medication , a multi tool and lots of clothing left in Albergues by people who quit the camino and thought of others . Worth asking at every Albergue in town if you are that stuck .
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled caminos francés, Finisterre, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018)
#4
Anyone know of a bicycle shop or. Ferretería close to Olveiros? Or any other option for fixing a flat on a sixteen-inch bike tube?

(Unfortunately, I probably won't see the answer until I find another wifi location!)
Are you really riding on 16-inch wheels, or is this for a bike trailer? If you're not carrying a repair kit, are unable to fix the flat and/or can't find a bike shop, your best option would surely be to flag down a passing cyclist. No touring cyclist will Leave you stranded, as I hope that by now you will already have discovered. Best of luck!
 
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Solvita P

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#5
Thanks for your post Wgroleau.
I'm off on my cycling camino in 4 days time. I can say - I can replace bicycle tyre on my own (being woman), did last summer.
I'm renting bike from company, I hope my rental company puts extra tube in repair kit on the bike.
Feel ready now for my journey!
Buen camino!
Sol.
 

WGroleau

Wandering Weirdo
Camino(s) past & future
2015 & 2016 (partial)
#6
Best idea is to carry a spare with you in addition to a tire patch kit. My wife use to get so many flats I was able to pull and replace tire in 7 minutes flat:)
Good advice, but doesn't help to fix the flat I have now. I've never timed my repairs, but on a regular bike, I didn't need tools. The Brompton, however, has a rather complicated rear end which one must be very careful not to lose tiny parts when disassembling on the road. And then, my hands can remove a tire from a 24-inch wheel, but not from Brompton's 16-inch wheels.
 


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