How To Fix Your Puncture

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How To Fix Your Puncture

Fixing a bike puncture involves the following steps:

  1. Remove the wheel from the bike: First, flip your bike over and use a wrench to loosen the nuts or quick-release skewer that holds the wheel in place. Then, carefully remove the wheel from the bike.

  2. Remove the tire and inner tube: Next, use a tire lever to pry the tire away from the rim. Once the tire is loose, pull out the inner tube.

  3. Find the puncture: Inflate the inner tube slightly and listen for the hiss of escaping air. Once you locate the puncture, mark it with a piece of chalk or pen.

  4. Patch the puncture: Use a patch kit to fix the puncture. Start by roughing up the area around the puncture with sandpaper. Apply glue from the patch kit around the puncture and wait for it to dry. Then, peel off the backing of the patch and place it over the puncture. Press down firmly for several minutes to ensure a good seal.

  5. Reassemble the tire and inner tube: Put the inner tube back into the tire and push the tire back onto the rim. Use your hands to work the tire back into place, making sure that the inner tube isn't pinched between the tire and the rim.

  6. Inflate the tire: Use a pump to inflate the tire to the recommended pressure level.

  7. Reattach the wheel to the bike: Finally, reattach the wheel to the bike and tighten the nuts or quick-release skewer.

With these steps, you should be able to fix a bike puncture and get back on the road.

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