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    How to patch a tube

    Ok, so I thought I knew how to patch a tube... until I read this gem
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    hmmmmm, i've patched a lot of tubes, never used a hammer

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    damn

    Don't think I've ever "anapped" a tube before

    Must be the same company that makes my "Safety Warning Flashing Lamp" that I got for $3 at the local street fair. Works great, and the explanation on the package is rather poetic:

    Safety Warning Flashing Lamp
    Suitable for: Bicycle, jogging, climbing, baby-
    car, disable-car. Especially
    for the children, blind men, old
    men, in the morning or evening, and
    the cloudy day, when the bright is
    not enough, to increase more safety.

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    Kind of hard to believe that even makes sense in whatever language it was translated from! Maybe that's one child who did get left behind

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    The directions make perfect sense to me...but what I want to know is why there's a skull and cross bones in the upper left corner!?!!?!?!?

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    guess that explains why my patches never work. i've never managed to find the "anapped" side of the tube.

    christine - those instructions are hysterical!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibmkidIII
    The directions make perfect sense to me...but what I want to know is why there's a skull and cross bones in the upper left corner!?!!?!?!?
    Clearly this person sniffed some of the rubber cement, but not so much that they forgot to warn about the consequences of sniffing rubber cement.

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    Funny instructions. Still not clear what to do with the finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtcrab
    the consequences of sniffing rubber cement.
    That's a bad thing? Hmmm....that would explain a lot.
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    Anapped!? What!? Help, I'm so lost! Thank goodness I always bring a tube. I think I'll leave the patching to the professionals...

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    secrets revealed

    No wonder my patches never hold, I am packing a stand and a small hammer in my Camelbak right now.

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    They left out the part where you set the glue on fire after applying it to your tube.
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    must be from China!

    Those instructions look distinctly familiar! Years ago, I worked in China and LOVED to save instructions (English, well sort of) from packages. They were hilarious! They were always so messed up, and the funny thing about it, was a 'english professor' looked over them prior to printing. I taught English there, and the Chinese that taught English were.....well, you see for yourself. This one is from Indonesia, but you get the idea.
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    now i'm hungry for some pangkik and jaffles!

    great list.

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    It kind of makes me wonder when I look through my Marzocchi manual how different the Italian and French portions are from the English portions

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    "tost boilled"? now, there's a dessert i want to try!!!

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    bring a extra tube

    new tube no worries about glue

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    yikes

    Think I'll skip the "pried banana," as it doesn't say where it was pried OUT of

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