Many times have I popped a tube or used up a bike tyre. Every time I have managed to fail to fix the issue myself. My complaints of my failure have always been met with an irritating chorus of “but it is really easy”. It is easy which only compounds my annoyance at taking it to a bike store.
I’ve never truly found out why I suck at this admittedly basic task. I feel that perhaps I pinch the tube as I fit the tyre. Anyway I have turned a corner and I’m writing this to celebrate. Even if I do feel like a 30 year old man that just found out how to tie his shoe laces.
Also I fitted a Maxxis re-fuse. How a company can give their own product the name refuse is beyond me.