No Tool Tube Flat Repair ......free Fix

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Introduction: No Tool Tube Flat Repair ......free Fix

About: live by the 5 P's: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance!

very simple....  no tools needed repair!  no wheel removal! works on all tube sizes! it will hold air for a good while. definitely enough to get you to a shop or home. i learned this trick from a elderly fella....... pay attention to the old and wise!


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    cybergod
    cybergod

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Simple good idea. But to be a stirrer, does the credit card not become a "tool" by it's use? Sorry, just had to ask. I do see it as a quick fix to at least get you home. I like it.

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    dedmann
    dedmann

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I suppose, but so are my hands. the card is unnecessary. I started using it as a visual aid to show the tire half mounted. then figured it was such a common item that i could give it purpose; perhaps help the softer handed cyclist :)

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    jackfaciale
    jackfaciale

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Simple good idea. But to be a stirrer, doesn't the credit card makes this fix become unfree ? :)

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    dedmann
    dedmann

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    to be specific the card shown is a gift card (free). does that make it up-cycled?

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    ckoehler1904
    ckoehler1904

    7 years ago on Introduction

    A quick, very creative, "no-tools" way of dealing with flat bike tires. HOWEVER, you left out one important step. Begin with marking the location of the tube stem on the tire (in case the tire moves on the rim in the process of removing the tube).Then after locating the hole in the tube, find that same location on the tire and carefully reach into the inside of the tire with your finger to find the nail, thorn or glass that caused the flat in the first place. Remove that offending sharp object and continue with your tire repair as described. If you do not remove the cause of the flat, it may re-occur with your temporary patch OR when you put in a new tube. I learned this the hard way.....

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    Aron313
    Aron313

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Also if the hole is near the valve you wont be able too tie it. I work at a bike shop so i agree with ckoehler1904

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    dedmann
    dedmann

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    OH NO! yer soooo right.... always check for the offending object!
    thanks for the comment! should i edit my tutorial? i'm new & unsure......

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    ckoehler1904
    ckoehler1904

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, Just do the edit and your Instructable will be up-to date. no problem!

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    dedmann
    dedmann

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    thank you very much for the help. Cheers!

    Neat idea! Couldn't you just tie a knot in it without cutting it in half? That way you get it home or to the shop then you can patch it proper without having to buy a new tube. Just wondering.

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    dedmann
    dedmann

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Very good point. I have never tired, but will. The only concern I would have is the knot used. it may not roll well.

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    yaly
    yaly

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I just use some clear tape and inflate the pressure seals the hole till I repair it

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    Giedow
    Giedow

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Like that idea better, no need to waste a tire with a small hole in it!

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    legendofjd3
    legendofjd3

    7 years ago on Introduction

    As a mechanic myself, it's nice to learn and pass on new tricks. Thanks.

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    noahw
    noahw

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I love learning new things! Thanks so much for posting this!

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    dalovedr
    dalovedr

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! Thats smart! Would have never thought of that, always like knowing "just in case" things.

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    dedmann
    dedmann

    7 years ago on Introduction

    this is my first Instructable. please place cursor over box in picture to see caption.