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How to repair a flat tire?

Hi,

I have a brand new bikes and I just step on a glass, the glass was stuck on the tire and one hour after I removed it the was no air on it.

How to repair a flat tire on a bicycle?
How do I find where is the hole and what is the easiest way to fix it?

Thanks

Nicky

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First thing: Make sure whatever gave you a flat in the first place isn't still stuck in your tire! Nothing sucks worse than fixing your flat only to give yourself another one when you pump it back up.
Easy fix: Replace the tube.
Cheap fix: Find the hole and patch the tube. Use the cheese grater to rough up the surface of the tube around the hole. Apply the glue. LET IT DRY. Peel the plastic off of the patch and press it firmly onto the dried glue. It will stick, I promise.
Tip-make sure the tire is evenly centered on the rim as you pump the tire back up. Ya don't want to blow the ****** off the rim. And don't go poking screwdrivers under the bead of the tire to put it back on--you'll likely poke another hole in your tube. Use your hands. It's not so hard, you can do it.

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Finding the hole can be a huge hassle, in order to find it you should try ikecur instructions.
But if you want fast repair you should buy a new spare tube and install it.
Here is a great instuction guide on how to do it: http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/flattiretwo.htm

good luck

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Hi!

to find the hole, try to fill the tire with air, and put it on a shallow water were it's enough for you to see the bumbles that come out from the tire.

to repair a flat tire, take out the interior of tire and if you happen to see the location of the hole try to find an unused rubber and cover the hole with that rubber and glue it with a quick drying glue... (this is a non-professional work)

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