Repair a Punctured Bike Tire

Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to repair a hole in your mountain bike, road, or touring bike tire. Here I have a standard tire, and as you can see there is a very big hole in the tire. This is very dangerous because it is now very easy for debris, glass or pieces of stone to get in here. The hole is so big that the inner tube actually starts to protrude and stick out from the hole. Because the inner tube is sticking out and exposed, it's very easy to get a puncture.

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Steps

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    To repair the tire, we're going to use some duct tape
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    You can use any tape that is very strong, or anything that you can stick on to the tire.
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    Take as much duct tape as you need from the roll, then look inside the tire for the puncture
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    Turn the tire inside out and place the duct tape over the hole
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    Try to get it as flat as possible so there's no bumps and it's not rubbing against the inner tube. We can probably stick a couple pieces on there just to make sure it's reinforced.
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    Once it's done, put the tire back to its normal position, put your fingers inside, and see how it feels
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    Just make sure it's stuck firmly.
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    Now the inner tube will be protected and this will help prevent any punctures
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    Here you can see the silver of the duct tape.
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    This is how to repair a hole in a touring, mountain, or road bike tire
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    If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them in the comment box below. This is VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Categories : Bikes & Motorcycles

Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor

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