Check a Bike Tire for Damage

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to check the tires on a mountain bike or touring bike. The reason we check the tires is to look for debris or glass. If there is debris or glass stuck in the tire it has the potential to be pushed in deeper and pierce the inner tube causing a puncture.

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    To check the tire, first turn the bicycle upside down so you have easy access to the wheel.
    Then, slowly rotate the wheel, looking for pieces of glass, stones or other debris that has become lodged inside the tire. For example, the piece of debris that was lodged in this crevice.
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    Use a tool such as a bottle opener to extract the piece of debris, being careful not to puncture the inner tube.
    Here we have a rather large stone and we can extract that.
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    Repeat this process on the other tire, and do this regularly because there is a lot of debris on the roads.
    That is how to check your tire for glass or debris. If you have any comments or questions please leave them in the space below. You have been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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