Thru the initial mileage, the suspension worked really well, though fine tuning it would further improve the rebound and compression adjustments. Then every surprise happened after I started riding with my usual aggressive trail maneuvering. I did a four-feet drop near the Art and Sciences parking lot, in which I missed landing the bike properly, causing me to end with a flat rear tire.
Pinched flat, with two snake bites. Good thing I brought patches, though bad thing is... my air pump's not working, so I borrowed from a stranger. What an unlucky morning.
|Auggh, every time I bring my pump, I don't get a flat...|
So I took out my spare tube, only to find that it's missing a valve. Pfft, so to all the readers out there, make sure to purchase a trusted brand of inner tube for your bikes, my spare tube was of a generic brand.
So there was no other choice but to patch my punctured tube. The patches I'm using are, Topeak's FLYPAPER Glueless Patch Kit. I bought these last year around November, and I have used two of the 6 patches already. So since I had two punctures now, I'll have to patch them both with the Glueless Flypaper.
|applied the first patch, now on to the second... snake bite.|
After patching, and inflating air, I was able to run the bike again.... but I didn't get far as the tire deflated after a few meters. So I took out the tire, and found that one of the patches wasn't able to hold on properly to the tube, as the adhesive has worn off.
So I had to patch my tires again, this time applying an extra patch over the other, to make sure the air won't leak.
I was able to get home, but after an hour of having it parked, the air once again leaked, and Topeak's Flypaper Patches' have lost their adhesive's grip. A product that I would never buy again. Pfft. :(