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    Worth commuting another day?

    So my bike rode fine to work this morning. After work though, I saw my back tire completely deflated. Well, I brought it home and took off the tire and found the hole on the inside. A piece of the rim strip was sticking out (old) and put a gash in the tube. I cut the sharp part off, and put some cushion over what was left (nothing sharp, just being cautious). I then patched the tube (about a 4mm long hole) and put it back on the bike. It seems to be holding air. Is it worth riding the 3.5 miles to work, maybe carrying a patch kit and inflater, or should I just drive and not chance it, and get new tubes and rim strips tomorrow?

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    Sounds like your set for the ride tomorrow.

    Always carry a tube and inflation when commuting.
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    I'm SUCH a square....
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    Ride.

    You have just experienced life with a bicycle. It is a flat tire, not a brain tumor.

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    Flat tires happen. Usually they don't happen all the time.

    Right now, I am not carrying pump, tube or patches. If I have a flat, I'll walk the bike home: takes about an hour.

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    Anywhere I go, my bike has a spare tube, tire gauge, multi-tool and mini-pump on it. Fortunately, I don't get flats much, but I'm always ready if I do.

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    Once you are prepared for something, like a roadside flat or broken chain, it tends to happen less often.
    "Rejoice...Rejoice...We have no choice...But, to carry on" - Crosby Stills & Nash

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    ride, worst that can happen: you flat at the exact midpoint and have to walk 1.75 miles. A half hour walk will not kill you.

    I rarely get on a bike without stuff to fix a flat, and always keep at least 2-3 spare tubes in the house. prevents these sort of issues.

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