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Williamsport


No bike shop in williamport I had a puncher went to service station gave my tube there fix my puncher and charge me $30.00.our whole tour we met very nice and kind Americans but this is the only place they rip off.
posted Oct 3 2017 3:26AM - Vayo, New Zealand

Vayo, always carry a tube repair kit with you to fix flats (which you call punchers). If all else fails, remove the wheel from your bike, remove the tire and tube and then flag down another cyclist to borrow their tube repair kit. Cost: $0 :-)
posted Oct 11 2017 4:24PM - ALM

On the C&O, I carry 2-3 extra tubes. On the C&O, it's a matter of "when" not "if" you will get a flat. I also carry an extra folding tire, too. Lots of rocks on that trail.
posted Oct 11 2017 4:51PM - JK

My wife and I just completed the GAP and C&O about 2 weeks ago with no flats. Back in March we invested in Kevlar lined tires, Swhalbe Marathon tires. We have logged, with the GAP/C&O trip, almost 1800 miles with no flats. These tires are an investment, but well worth it in our opinion
posted Oct 13 2017 11:45AM - bwillson, Irving

I have over 2,000 on my Swhalbe Marathon tires and love them only 1 flat and that was a wire from a truck tire carcas through the side wall. Go Swhalbe!
posted Oct 13 2017 4:20PM - Steven Gaub, Lakewood

Still no bike shop in williamsport, but understand that
Desert Rose Cafe in center of town has a selection of tubes for sale. Also recommend this place for good food and friendly helpful staff. After the uphill climb on the detour you will need to stop for a drink anyhow.
posted Oct 23 2017 9:02AM - JEC, Buffalo, NY

    



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