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  1. #61
    Thanks, Patrick. I've just decided I'm not going to fiddle with it anymore.

    To answer your other inquiry, I also have trouble posting to this forum. Sometimes I have trouble even loading this forum unless I use a VPN or Proxy. Other times, it loads right up. It doesn't seem to matter what browser I use.

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    To answer your other inquiry, I also have trouble posting to this forum.

    I'm sorry you also have some troubles posting to the forums, but at least I have company but I'm not alone.

    The other thing I have noticed is that various Mac OS Dictation Methods do not work correctly when dictating text on this site. Google's Voice in voice extension stopped working completely a few weeks ago, and MacOS' Dictation seems to be having troubles also, both off which used to work fairly well about a month or so ago.


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  3. #63
    Well, to go completely off topic….

    Yesterday I went on a 78K (48 mile) bicycle ride. I had three flat tires. I only carry one spare inner tube.

    With the second flat I limped my way to a service station that advertised tire repair. But, as expected, they had no idea what to do with a Presta valve.

    What's Murphy's Law again?

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    I feel your pain my friend.

    My wheelchair uses the same types of inner tube commonly used in bicycles although local stores don't always have the right size. One day I ran over something sharp and cut one of the tires. The staple, like those commonly used in offices, went through to the tube. I removed the staple because I kept scratching my hand on it. Of course that caused the remainder of the air to leak out.

    When I went to replace the tube later that evening I must have pinched the tube against the rim because the tube popped long before I reached the recommended pressure. Like you that was the only spare tube I had. I got someone to go to a local store for a replacement and had them purchase three (might have been all they had in the correct size). By the time I was done I had hoped two of the three replacement tubes they had purchased.

    Grand total for the day: I cut tube at work, two more blown out while making repairs, and a major spike in my blood pressure. I now keep 4 or 5 spares around as well as a second complete set of wheels with tires. Schrader valves are common on the tubes I use. I was under the impression that Presta valves were more common in other parts of the world.
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    @Sly
    Grand total for the day: I cut tube at work, two more blown out while making repairs, and a major spike in my blood pressure.

    Have you looked into the tubeless puncture proof wheelchair tires Sly???

    They may help keep your blood pressure down and your money in your wallet in the long run. Especially if you keep a few spare sets surround.


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  6. #66
    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I was under the impression that Presta valves were more common in other parts of the world.
    Recreational cycling is relatively new to Thailand. When I first moved here 14 years ago I had to go to Bangkok to buy a decent bike. Now there are many high-end bike shops where I live. Still, Presta valves are relatively unknown. The tire repair shops are geared toward cars and motorcycles, so it's Schraeder all the way. I carry an adapter, but even that is a bit baffling to the uninitiated.

    I've ordered two "puncture-proof" tires (fingers crossed) for my bike at fifty US dollars a pop. Next step is to drill out my rims so I can use inner tubes with Scraeder valves.

    Little by little.

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    Thanks, Patrick. I've just decided I'm not going to fiddle with it anymore.

    Gee Ratsima, you don't want to give up so soon and it sounds like you are the competitive type, and it may even be easier than getting your bicycle tire repaired or replaced.

    BTW, My wife recently got a newer bike that use the
    Presta valves so I ordered some Presta/Schrader valve adapters to fit our little 12volt Compresser, both of which were probably made in Taiwan.


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    I've ordered two "puncture-proof" tires (fingers crossed) for my bike at fifty US dollars a pop. Next step is to drill out my rims so I can use inner tubes with Scraeder valves.

    Why not go to true puncture proof Solid pneumatics that don't even use an innertube, and also better to keep the strength integrity of the rim by not enlarging the valve stem hole???

    PS: I'm not going to be the one to mention that we might be a bit off-topic. But hey, they are both problems for you to overcome....


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  9. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Gee Ratsima,[COLOR=#3e3e3e] you don't want to give up so soon and it sounds like you are the competitive type
    Nah, my motto is: "If at first you don't succeed, give up and find something you might actually be good at."

    As for the solid tires, they have received poor reviews. So, I'm waiting.

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    I must admit I have never been a fan of the Mail app. While my previous email client AirMail coasted along in conjunction with SpamSieve with never a problem my wife has had continuous password and connection issues with the same email provider and on the same network at the same location.
    Nowadays I am using Spark because it works on iOS as well and still have no issues while my wife has to turn her Mail app on and off frequently to get her accounts online again.
    She is however using SpamSieve and has all Junk Mail filtering turned off in Mail.
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    I used to use Spam Sieve and I can't remember why I left it.

    I really don't get that much spam. Only a dozen a week or so.

    For me, the irritation is that Mail's Junk filtering doesn't work as advertised.

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    Sly, As another alternative (cheaper than puncture proof tubes) there is a product called Gorilla Snot which comes in a compressed aerosol can. You deflate your tires and attach the tube on the can to the valve and it not only inflates your tire but partially fills it with a green liquid. After riding the bike a short distance it coats the inside of your tube so that if you get a puncture it leaks into the hole and immediately sets into a semi solid plug which seals the leak.
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  13. #73
    I tried this sort of stuff ("Slime" I think) some years back. One morning I got up to find green goop all over my garage floor and a flat tire on my bike. Cleanup was awful.

    YMMV

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    Oh, well maybe not such a great alternative. Never tried it myself I must admit.


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    I'm sure that Slime Tire Sealant works fine for most people. It's been around for many years. I just had bad luck with it.

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