Inner Tube Bike Tire Puncture

Inner Tube Bike Tire Puncture

SANIC
Oct 11, 2017
Can someone help me fix it? How would I start with it?

» 6 Answers

  • KiiWii
    Oct 11, 2017
    From experience:

    Get a puncture repair kit, use levers to take out innertube, pump it up and listen for hissing (if you cant figure it out use a bowl of water to see the bubbles leak), use the yellow crayon in the kit to circle the puncture, deflate innertube, rough up the rubber surrounding the hole with the sand paper, put vulcanising solution around (bit wider than the included patch size) and leave to go tacky, put patch on vulcanising area (red side down), hold down for a few mins, grind up chalk and sprinkle over and around patch to dry out area in question (makes sure vulcanising solution doesnt stick to tyre when put back in), check tyre for glass/metal/debris and remove all, pump inner tube a little and put back into tyre (avoids snake bites), lever back onto rim.

    Done.

    Takes 2-3 mins.

    No need to take wheel off or anything.
  • SANIC
    Oct 11, 2017
    I don't have any money to buy that stuff though.
  • H1B1Esquire
    Oct 11, 2017
    Look on craigslist for free bikes?
  • SANIC
    Oct 11, 2017
    People actually give away bikes?
  • SANIC
    Oct 11, 2017
    Ok I just checked Craigslist about a free bike, but it's 2 cities over, I would go, but my bike is out of comission
  • Localhorst86
    Oct 13, 2017
    new tubes are literaly less than 5 bucks. There are public "tube vending machines" where you can buy new tubes any time of the day.

    I'd just rather buy a new tube.