Mevrouw T came home from the local Amsterdam market yesterday with an intriguing new device.
‘The guy there was showing how to change bike tyres. He had them on and off so easily.’
I’m not great at changing tyres. I know you’re supposed to practice, but who does? In the ‘Tacks on the Road Stage’ of the Tour de France this week, Evans and Wiggins were screaming for someone else to come and help them as soon as they got flats.
From time to time, I’ve wrestled with the three tyre-lever system, where one of the slippery little suckers always drops in the mud, one jams your finger and the third flies into your face and nearly takes out an eye.