Here we are going to be showing you how to repair a bicycle puncture. Here we have discussed details and step by process how you can do it easily.
To solve the problem fully read this how-to guideline and follow our guideline.
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The items you’ll need are a pump, a puncture repair kit, and a tire lever. So, here’s a tire with a puncture in it – just grab your tire lever which we showed you earlier, put it under the bead of the tire and gently run it around.
The main thing is to make sure you don’t tear or rip at the tube as you go around. Once one side of the tire is off the rim, the other side should just pull off.
Remove the tube from the tire. The next thing we need to do is find out where the puncture is. So, I’m just going to pump it up with whatever pump you have available – you may have a floor pump.
You might have a pump off your bike, or your little brother’s pump – whichever one.
I’m just putting enough air in it so that I can see and hear where the puncture is. It’s fairly easy to find it, it’s quite a big puncture.
Now grab your puncture repair kit – inside that, you’ll have a little scraping tool. That’s used for roughing up a tube so the glue and the patch sticks.
Additionally, this is also important to tighten bike brake properly.
Always replace the cap on your glue. Most patches have a foil back so I’m just going to remove the foil back from the patch.
The patch has an orange side and a black side. The orange side goes down most patches are like that.
This glue’s gone tack-dry now. Just gently put the patch onto there. Put a little bit of air back into the tube again before you put it back into the tire.
Just enough to give it its shape. By putting the tube in the tire before you put it on the wheel – with some air in it and it makes you less likely to tear or pinch it’s you’re replacing it.
It is always a good idea to put some air in the tube before you put the patch on so the patch doesn’t stretch and come off.
When you put the tire and the tube back onto the wheel, place the valve through the valve hole first, and a good idea is to put the valve cap on because it just holds it in place for you instead of it falling inside the wheel.
There are two beads on the tire – one on either side – we’re just going to pull them over the edge of the rim, one at a time.
There’s one side done. It’s best to start just past the valve, working past it and ending up not near the valve.
It’s just easier to put on. Some tires are a little bit harder, so you may need to use your tire lever to lever the last bit on.
When you’re putting the tire lever in, make sure you’re not clipping the tube and pinching it, which will put another puncture in it.
Once you’ve got your tire on the rim, make sure it’s seated all the way around on both sides. Seated as in “even” all the way around the rim.
Again, there are several different pumps you could use -you could use a floor pump, you could use a pump at a service station.
When you’re pumping it up, make sure that the bead is on all the way around so the tube’s not hanging out anywhere.
When you repair bicycle puncture there are some key points you should be noticed. In this article, you have discussed all of the matter details.
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