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Tip on tools you may need while fixing a flat tire.

You need A pump.
A puncture repair kit containing:
Tyre levers (at least two, preferably three)
Rubber patches
Rubber vulcanising solution (glue that sticks rubber together)
A small piece of sandpaper or other rough material
A crayon
You might also need:
An adjustable wrench
A talcum block (the small grey block included in some kits) or small bag of talcum powder.

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How to Patch a Bicycle Tube?


buy a new tube.

Pull out tube
Pump air in to it
put under water
notice were are leaks from
using a bicycle patch kit
sand tyre around hole
glue patch over hole
wait for glue to set
check no nails, glass embedded in tyre first before you
put tube back inside tyre
put tyre back on wheel

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Oct 20, 2016 | Cycling

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there is a nial stuck in my tubeless tyre, it is a headless nail but I cannot grip the nail as it is about 3/4 mm inside the tyre, can I plug it by pushing the nail further inside?


Hi Elferns
Yep! You could do that
But the nail might damage the insides as you hit bumps.
Its a bit long winded but if you prop the car up on a jack and let the tyre down then break the seal from tyre to rim, you can reach inside with pliers and pull it out.
Also Better to use a marker on the outside to mark the entry point. You can buy a small kit with tools & rubber bead to push back in the original hole. The tool pulls out and leaves the rubber bead behind. Cut off excess.
Some people don't... but I prefer to coat the rubber bead with the included rubber glue before pushing into the puncture hole.
Kit available at 4WD shops.
Cheers

Feb 19, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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back wheels keep deflating


hi, the chances are you have a puncture os something sharp sticking into the inner tube inside the tyre, what you need to do is buy a puncture repair kit then using the repair kit you take the tyre off the wheel then take the inner tube out.
now blow the inner tube up and place it in bowl of water and you should see bubbles coming off the inner tube, mark this with pen when dry so you know where the whole is, now use the puncture kit and place a patch over the whole, you can buy glue type patches or stick on patches without glue, you peel the back off the patch and put glue on or stick it over the whole if its a stick on patch and not glue.

then whilst this dry run your fingers around the inside of the tyre and check for any thorns or something sharp sticking in the tyre if you feel anything remove it and you should be ok, then when glue dry put the inner tube back in tyre and fit the tyre back on wheel now when you pump it up it shouldnt go back down unless you get another puncture.

if you are unsure what you are doing then taking your stroller into any bike shop and ask them to repair the punctures for you and they will do this for you whilst you wait.



Jul 10, 2010 | Quinny Buzz Three Wheel Stroller

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I have kit, but no instructions on how to repair a bike tube. help please.I have bike tube repair kit with patches, glue and metal things


The metal thingy is used to roughen up the tube, where the patch will go, so the glue will stick. The glue may have instructions on it, but place glue onto the patch and the tube and let it dry for a few minutes, then place patch over hole.
when refitting the tube, sprinkle some powder on it around the patch and inside the tyre, make sure you have removed whatever caused the initial puncture. Try to refit the tyre without using any levers, so you dont pinch the tube again

May 10, 2010 | Cycling

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my quinny rear tyre is flat tried to inflate the tyre but still does not work what should i look out for


you have a few choices
but if you want a long term fix you are better off getting a new inner tube as once a puncture occurs with the quinny wheels they will carry on doing it but theey are cheap enough to replace via ebay for about £6

if you dont want to replace you will need to remove the rubber wheel from the hub as you would a bike tyre then remove the inner tube
pump the tyre up put in water so you can find the hole then fix with a puncture repair kit

if you want to carry on using you can fill the tyres with tyre weld as you would a car they dont puncture and makes the quinny a smother ride

and if all else fails you can buy a used or new pair of wheels from ebay between £15 and £30
hope this helps x

Dec 14, 2009 | Quinny Buzz Three Wheel Stroller

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