Introduction: Instant Puncture Fix
Since discovering how well gorilla tape works at fixing puncture I haven't cycled anywhere without it, especially as I get lots of punctures as I do a lot of off-road cycling. With normal puncture repair kits it takes ages to fix a puncture as you have to find the puncture, then rough up the area around it, put the glue on, wait for it to go tacky, put the patch on and wait for the glue to set. Whereas with using gorilla tape you just find the puncture and put a bit of tape over it and off you go. Its that simple! It reduces the time taken to fix a puncture from 15 to 30 minutes to about 5 (depending on how fast you can find the puncture).
Step 1: Stuff You'll Need
This is a very short list:
Inner tube with puncture
Pump or compressor
(relevant tools to remove innertube from wheel)
Step 2: Remove Innertube and Find Puncture
First you need to remove the innertube from your bike (I assume you know how to do this), and then find the puncture, I normally do this by inflating the innertube and listening for the air escaping, however you can do it however you find easiest.
Step 3: Patch the Puncture
Once you have found the puncture the hard work is done! Now all you need to do cut up a bit of gorilla tape to patch the hole, it doesn't want to be too big or too small, I normally use a bit about 30mm square but it doesn't have to be exact. Once you have cut the tape stick it over the puncture trying to get it central.
Step 4: And That's It
Finally put the innertube back in your wheel, inflate and your done!
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