Introduction: Fix a Bike Inner Tube With Two Common House Hold Products

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This is the third time my bike inner tube broke and I was tired of buying new tubes,so I set out to find a way i could fix the tube without spending money on a new tube,or stickers,or goo.With deodorant and clear mailing tape you can be riding along soon enough.

Step 1: Take the Tire Off

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Unlock the brakes, take off the chain*, and unbolt the wheel bolts

*Only for back tire.*

Step 2: Patch the Hole

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For this step you will need deodorant and the clear mailing tape. first apply the deodorant then tape over it tightly.

Step 3: Pump It Up

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Reattach The Wheel, Pump It Up,And Get Going


Brianm601 (author)2017-03-03

What's the deodorant for

BillyC33 (author)2016-03-06

contact cement and a old bike tube

DonM45 (author)2016-02-15

What type of deodorant did you use?

cnemartinez238 (author)2014-03-29

i could have patched it, but instead my tube split down the middle. i wasnt even at 30 psi. i should have read the comments, or tried gum and leaves

Chill_Tillman (author)2013-07-26

This didn't work. I tried it

TurboFish (author)2013-05-15

That doesn’t look like it works. Does it hold pressure? Why not just use a patch kit?

getack (author)2010-09-19

I cant imagine this holding the 4Bar of pressure i put in my wheels...

Another thing: The inner tube is flexible for a reason. It swells inside the tire as it is inflating. That clear tape is not flexible at all, so one of two things will happen. The tape will tear apart exposing the the puncture, or the tire will not swell in that area, which will cause an uneven ride.

bobby0 (author)2010-09-09

What does the deodorant do?

ispringer12 (author)2010-09-04

You can also fix a bike inner tube with gum and leaves.

mary candy (author)2010-08-30

good trick. But I think it would hold to long. Isn't?

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