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Tube sealants keep bikes from getting flats!

When it comes to fixing and preventing flat tires on bikes there are many options from tire liners to puncture proof tires, but I have found that tube sealants have been the best solution. Tube sealants can be used to fix existing punctures in your tires and can work as a preventative measure against future punctures. Making them a great fix and first line of defense!

They're also super easy to apply, you just inject the sealant into the tire through the air valve on the tire. The sealant works to coat the inside of the tube protecting you from any future punctures and if there is a hole in your tire it will fill and seal off the hole. A simple solution for a very big problem!

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Struggling to fit replacement inner tube and tyre to our quinny buzz3... Any tips?


You need a set of tire levers to begin with.. anyplace that sells bike parts/tubes tires will have these.. they are just a nicely set of angled thin yet dull levers.

Using the levers you will need to lift one edge of the tire off the rim so the tire is half way on the wheel. To simply replace the tube.. continue on to B.

To completely remove the tire off the wheel.. flip the wheel over and using the levers pry the tire the rest of the way off the wheel. working your way around.. it will be snug then suddenly free.

Replaceing the tire is the same..except you only want to put it on half way before inserting the tube..


B. Remove the air stem cap and if you have the tool to remove the needle valve from the stem.. do that too as to let ALL the air out of the flat.. then pull the bad tube out.

Put the new deflated tube inside the wheel as flat and wrinkle free as possible starting with placing the air stem through the wheel.. and working it around until well seated.. some folks will use a bit of talcum powder on the tube.. usually they come dusted to allow them to properly fit when inflated.

Once you have the tube in the wheel.. start pressing the tire bead back under the rim.. depending on the wheel.. you may want to partly inflate the tube.. just a tiny bit.. so it will not get trapped between the tire and wheel rim when you re-seat the tire.. you can usually re-seat the tire to the rim with your fingers..becareful not to pinch yourself.

Inspect the wheel to make sure no parts of the inner tube is visible.. inflate to proper psi.. put on the stem cap.. replace the wheel.

You can buy a set of tire liners that will prevent punctures.. but of course this involves doing most of the above times four.

Lastly.. if you feel you just can't get it done.. stop by a good bike shop.. they will do it for you in just a few minutes.. possibly for no charge or little charge.

Best of luck!

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If you have had a puncture check the inside of tire for likely causes of puncture (nails tacks etc THORNS if moutain biking in the countryside. Make sure the inner liner is o.k. partially inflate the innertube. Line up the valve with the hole in rim gently insert the tube into the tyre working from either side of the valve . Check that the innertube is not pinching as you press tyre into position again working both ways from the valve. Squeeze the tyre between hand and fingers to ensure the it is properly positioned, inflate and off you go.

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