Video: Greg LeMond shows how to quickly change an inner tube

Three-time Tour de France winner shows how to change and inflate an inner tube

by David Arthur   April 30, 2014  

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Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has appeared in a video showing how to quickly change and inflate an inner tube, which is in direct response to a similar video featuring Lance Armstrong recently. 

You wait ages for former pros to show how to change an inner tube and two come along at once. 

If you missed the Lance Armstrong video, you can watch it here. 

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Very clever response. And he can fit a Gatorskin with just his hands! Top man.

posted by enigmaman [13 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:30

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What's this sudden mania for having people who spent their entire lives having their tubbie wheels changed by a professional mechanic while they look on showing us how to change a tube?

Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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posted by jmaccelari [151 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:30

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Most folding tyres (i.e. non-wire beaded) tyres can be changed without using tools. I have Gatorskins on my SS commuter and levers are not necessary at all...

Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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posted by jmaccelari [151 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:32

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What made the Lance video amusing was the irony of former champ reduced to bike shop mechanic, a deliberate acknowledgement of his change in fortunes. Those who have only watched the video should also read the accompanying article from Outside magazine about the background
http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/the-current/inside-outsid...

This just seems a cheap shot in the everlasting Lance Vs LeMond feud. Take it outside, guys....

posted by JeevesBath [119 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:46

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Surely Lance should be showing us how quickly he can change an underarm bulb of piss, and Greg should be showing us how quickly he can change his shorts?

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posted by Bez [371 posts]
30th April 2014 - 8:53

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LeMond legend

posted by anarchy [58 posts]
30th April 2014 - 9:11

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Next week, how to hose off a diarrhoea-coated seatpost

posted by andyp [860 posts]
30th April 2014 - 9:22

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andyp wrote:
Next week, how to hose off a diarrhoea-coated seatpost

Really? That'd be just peachy.

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
30th April 2014 - 9:38

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I like the picture at the top of the article. It looks like Greg's technique involves eyeballing the wheel and praying to the puncture gods...

KA-blam! It's fixed.

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posted by Trev Allen [163 posts]
30th April 2014 - 9:53

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I love LeMond

posted by Yennings [211 posts]
30th April 2014 - 10:25

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Nice response to the equally good Lance vid.

Nerd point - VO2max is the wrong parameter to quote in regards to ability to blow up a tyre - TLC is more relevant. VO2max is dependent on far more than just having big lungs, although it certainly helps. A VO2max of 92 *is* enormous, mind you.

posted by Faroon [20 posts]
30th April 2014 - 10:44

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I think your missing the point. Many people feel LA does not deserve forgiveness because he hasn't actually apologised. He only gave in to the story when there was no other way out. Armstrong does not deserve any platform to further his celebrity status or to try and improve his image. The guy still believes he didn't do anything wrong. He ruined people in the sport and he gave a fraudulent story to cancer sufferers to idolise. He is a massive loser and LeMond is a massive Legend.

posted by jaylamont [16 posts]
30th April 2014 - 11:10

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jaylamont wrote:
I think your missing the point. Many people feel LA does not deserve forgiveness because he hasn't actually apologised. He only gave in to the story when there was no other way out. Armstrong does not deserve any platform to further his celebrity status or to try and improve his image. The guy still believes he didn't do anything wrong. He ruined people in the sport and he gave a fraudulent story to cancer sufferers to idolise. He is a massive loser and LeMond is a massive Legend.

So if LeMond is such a legend, why is he lowering himself to these cheap shots? As was stated above: "take it outside". Move on.

Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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posted by jmaccelari [151 posts]
30th April 2014 - 12:03

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I liked checking the tyre for pellets Smile

posted by Chuck [367 posts]
30th April 2014 - 12:36

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I thought he was going to add needles to his list of sharp foreign objects. Wink

posted by AleBeRiding [12 posts]
30th April 2014 - 13:11

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Chuck wrote:
I liked checking the tyre for pellets Smile

Raised a laugh here too.

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posted by Redvee [64 posts]
30th April 2014 - 15:12

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Lance appeared slightly quicker than Greg...

Random mechanic testing might need to be introduced.

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posted by Dave Ody [15 posts]
30th April 2014 - 17:05

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Nice one Greg, good banter.

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posted by Flying Scot [524 posts]
30th April 2014 - 18:22

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While a expect to get shot down I think the L.A hate a bit too much. Yes drug cheats are wrong, thought I qualify this by the question, when L.A won't the tour was he playing on a level playing field by taking drugs? I would also ask why other drug cheats are still admired and no one sees that as a problem , Coppi (speed), Simpson (speed and alcohol), Merckx positive test 1967 Giro, Mosser when training for hour record, Kelly had corticode injection, Chiappucci, Roach implicated in EPO 1993, Pantani, LeBlanc, the list goes on and on and on. I'm not fed ending any of them but why does Lance get the stick while others are still heroes? Is it because he set up a cancer charity that did and does still do good or is it because he survived cancer and inspired millions of patient, who benefitted from that inspiration even if it was a lie? Can any of the Lance hate gang explain why he is treated differently? Genuine question.

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posted by Beefy [113 posts]
30th April 2014 - 22:40

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'the lance hate gang'? really? ffs.
and why would anyone hate anyone because they set up a charity?
That's just a bizarre thought process. And no, he wasn't on a level playing field. Read up on that a little.

The drug cheating thing, for me certainly, is the minor part of it. The perjury, slander, intimidation, ruining of others' lives...that's the side of it which really stinks. Simple 'cheating' can be forgiven, on the whole. Stamping all over anyone who gets in your way, that's a different thing altogether.

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30th April 2014 - 22:58

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andyp wrote:
'the lance hate gang'? really? ffs.
and why would anyone hate anyone because they set up a charity?
That's just a bizarre thought process. And no, he wasn't on a level playing field. Read up on that a little.

The drug cheating thing, for me certainly, is the minor part of it. The perjury, slander, intimidation, ruining of others' lives...that's the side of it which really stinks. Simple 'cheating' can be forgiven, on the whole. Stamping all over anyone who gets in your way, that's a different thing altogether.

Exactly what I wanted to say.

For those saying LeMond should grow up/be the bigger man, or that this is a cheap shot, he more so than many was victim to Lance's bullying and intimidation. His much loved bike brand was shut down by Trek solely due to pressure from Lance because LeMond dared to be honest with the press about Lance's relationship with Michele Ferrari (the gentleman largely responsible for Lance's doping program).

posted by giobox [273 posts]
1st May 2014 - 6:32

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Of course, nobody could match the controlling evil of Lance. However, I'm far form convinced that Greg is a perfect angel. Just read this pre epo scandal Sports Illustrated article on Greg and search for "iron":

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/cycling/1998/tourdefrance/tourdefrancea...

It's weird. My take is he figures he may have been used as an EPO guinea pig and is trying to hedge against his morality by half explaining it. I don't hold anything against Greg for this, but I think the video is kind of bitchy, considering.

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posted by ch [100 posts]
1st May 2014 - 8:54

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Yeah it was good wasn't it Yawn

So you noticed that when he put the wheel back in, he threw the chain off, and then gave the bike back. Rolling Eyes

Cheap shots... Grow up.

posted by madonepro [34 posts]
1st May 2014 - 14:05

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still too soon?

posted by andyp [860 posts]
1st May 2014 - 14:15

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andyp wrote:
'the lance hate gang'? really? ffs.
and why would anyone hate anyone because they set up a charity?
That's just a bizarre thought process. And no, he wasn't on a level playing field. Read up on that a little.

The drug cheating thing, for me certainly, is the minor part of it. The perjury, slander, intimidation, ruining of others' lives...that's the side of it which really stinks. Simple 'cheating' can be forgiven, on the whole. Stamping all over anyone who gets in your way, that's a different thing altogether.

he's is from the USA that's what they do if your small or poor you get squished its capitalism , you can't condemn him for his national culture! Liar

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posted by Beefy [113 posts]
1st May 2014 - 21:58

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Most Americans I know aren't psychopaths. I'm not sure you can legitimitely make such a sweeping generalisation.

posted by andyp [860 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 9:57

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What a legend. LeMond was my first cycling hero as a kid/teen, top bloke.

posted by khisanth [2 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 20:16

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It's Jim Kirk, saves the day.

posted by dogcc [104 posts]
2nd May 2014 - 21:47

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