Thorn resistant bike tubes - Sigma bc906 9 function topline wired bicycle speedometer - Road bike with fenders.
Thorn Resistant Bike Tubes
- Offering resistance to something or someone
- impervious to being affected; "resistant to the effects of heat"; "resistant to persuasion"
- immune: relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
- tolerant: able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress; "the plant is tolerant of saltwater"; "these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided"; "the new hybrid is more resistant to drought"
- a Germanic character of runic origin
- spine: a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
- A stiff, sharp-pointed, straight or curved woody projection on the stem or other part of a plant
- A source of discomfort, annoyance, or difficulty; an irritation or an obstacle
- irritant: something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
- A thorny bush, shrub, or tree, esp. a hawthorn
- (tube) pipe: a hollow cylindrical shape
- The inner tube of a bicycle tire
- (tube) provide with a tube or insert a tube into
- A long, hollow cylinder of metal, plastic, glass, etc., for holding or transporting something, chiefly liquids or gases
- (tube) electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
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- A bicycle or motorcycle
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- bicycle: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
- motorcycle: a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
thorn resistant bike tubes - Timex Men's
Timex Men's T5F821 Ironman 30-Lap Shock Resistant Watch
This Timex Watch (but not any battery, crystal, band, or strap) is warranted to the owner for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of purchase against defects in manufacture by Timex Corporation. Timex will not repair defects relating to servicing not performed by Timex Corporation. This limited warranty applies to US Customers.
Rock your body during extreme workouts with the extra-large Timex T5F821 Ironman Triathlon multi-function, performance sport digital watch, which features a black resin body and stainless steel top ring and a top pusher for easy access to lap and split times. It's also shock resistant to ISO standards--enabling it to withstand breakage under adverse conditions. It has a number of customizable sport timing features that can be turned on and off, including 100-hour chronograph with lap or split option, 30-lap memory recall, and 24-hour countdown timer with countdown/stop and countdown/repeat functions, three alarms with 5-minute backup, and golf score keeper. Other features include a 5-year battery life, water resistance to 200 meters (660 feet), and a dark gray polyurethane strap.
It incorporates the Timex Flix system, which activates the Indiglo night-light with a simple flick of your wrist. To activate FLIX, put the watch into Night-Mode by pressing and holding the Indiglo night-light button 3 seconds until it beeps. With the watch in Night-Mode, a forward "flick" of the wrist with a sharp "stop" will activate the Indiglo night-light for three seconds.
The Indiglo night-light uniformly lights the surface of the watch dial using patented blue electroluminescent lighting technology. It uses less battery power than most other watch illumination systems, enabling your watch battery to last longer. The Night Mode feature allows you to illuminate the Indiglo night-light for 3 seconds with any button press, regardless of the mode or function.
Journal: May 2006, The Great Basin
Camp Floyd, Utah to Cherry Creek, Nevada In the sun, crossing Skull Valley, Dugway Valley, Fish Springs Flats and the Snake Valley of Utah, the remains of ancient petrified sand dunes in various states of decay mix with alkali salt remnants of the undead mother of this desert. The sun reveals course, sandy soil that can make pedaling laborious while equipping the wind with a harsh texture. The forces of unfathomable time have eroded the sandy earth away from mountainous walls and shafts of primordial volcanic monoliths. Once imprisoned in the porous ground, these arbitrary, weirdly shaped black and white mountains of basalt and granite extrude straight into the desert sky creating incredible alien scenery. Looking west in the Snake Valley, the seldom visited Deep Creek Range displays topography exceeding the vertical extremes of the Tetons with a jolting rise of nearly 8000 feet from the valley floor. There are no recreation areas here, almost no roads, with only one trail crossing the range, no current development at all. Until the 1978 there wasn’t even a paved road for over 100 miles. The 12,000 foot mountains reflect an almost bizarre contrast in the black basalts and white granite peaks creating an illusion of a constant snow pack. The mountains of the Deep Creek Range are sacred to the Piaute people living on the high western drainage above Antelope Valley. Because the snow here falls from clouds having shed their water across all of California and Nevada before picking up moisture along Wasatch Front, the snow in the Deep Creeks is the lightest, driest powder on the continent. In the streams below the peaks, the only trout native to the prehistoric mother of this place, the Bonneville Cutthroat Trout still spawn. On the harsh, nearly inaccessible alpine ridges, stands of ancient Bristle Cone Pines majestically twist themselves against the ages giving shelter to desert big horn sheep. Caves on the Deep Creeks hold the remnants of civilizations so ancient that they challenge popular theories about the arrival of humanity in North America. On the third night we slept in the highland steps below the Deep Creek peaks at Blue Mass. The weather scoured peaks shed their skins adding weight to the sandy soil near the mountain outcrops. In addition, the volcanic soils are high in mineral content combining with fresh water from the mountain snow to generate thick grass, brush, cacti and thorns. Puncture resistant inner tubes and Kevlar tire liners are essential equipment here. This is fat-tire terrain. I have encountered a few stories of people pedaling parts of our route on 70cm wheeled touring bikes. The equipment didn’t fit the environment and the pleasures were few. February 3, 2010 Having done that with style, the promised big finish to the tour is coming. You know who you are. Start building your next set of nuke proof wheels. Gain yourself some snake bite shields for the chins and feet. On Wednesday morning, September 7, 2011 at the Cherry Creek Barrel Saloon and Steptoe Valley Fire Dept., The Western Desolation Bicycle Tour Part Two rolls out of Cherry Creek heading up the canyon destined for Reno. On September 14, 2011, approximately 325 dirt miles, 6 mountain ranges and 7 desert valleys later; Camping at Stead Field for the 48th Reno National Air Races and beer. \\\\\READ THIS:///// My oldest daughter has decided to derail this train with her wedding.. just a delay for a couple of years. I am thinking 2013. I will make it happen. Anyone wanting add effort to the enterprise or try it on their own or repeat the 2006 ride for themselves can contact me at nimrodcooper(at)yahoo.com
Rene Herse 1948 Text (Francais + English)
Text for Rebour's illustration... with my English interpretation added. This is not a strictly literal translation. I decided to generally use terms which would be more familiar to modern enthusiasts. The numbers of the text refer to those same markers on Rebours illustration of the 1948 Rene Herse bike. A shame Rebour never mentions the actual weight of the bike. It was likely built with Reynolds butted 531 tubing, and even with the front & rear lighting, the steel racks and alloy fenders, I would think a total weight of around 25 pounds would have been quite possible. This would be hard to match on a steel framed bike built today - 60 years later. Notice #23, the tire savers or thorn catchers Raclettes (literally, scrapers) which were fitted to each fender for keeping the wheels free of thorns, glass or nails. Those were even commonly seen on professional racing bikes as early as the 1930s. They began to disappear from bike shop shelves as Mountain Bikes with knobby tires began to suddenly dominate the adult bike market during the 1980s. I still use them. They are quite effective on smooth tires. And, they are a lot cheaper than using special thorn resistant tires or filling tubes with messy puncture sealing liquids. Keep the weight of a wheel much lower too.