Posts tagged ‘bike repairs’

June 6, 2011

How To Fix a Flat Bike Tire

While this isn’t one of the posts from which ever so so many readers will be able to immediately draw something to integrate into their lives (although I really think you all should bike absolutely all the time), I am still throwing it up here on le Blog because fixing a bike flat is a lot easier than I thought it would be, and, well, if the singular reason that you’re holding off on the bike riding is because you’re nervous to ever be in a situation in which you have to fix a flat, I’m here to help. But I’m sure that that’s not stopping people from bike riding. But. It’s a good skill to have, so here’s what you do when you’re faced with this type of situation mid ride:

You may remember that this lovely tire situation interrupted a ride I took a while back. It’s taken this long to muster up the ability to revisit the experience. And since then, I have also upgraded to a Real Grown Up Modern Road Bike which doesn’t get flat tires every 40 miles! But. If it does get a flat, I am prepared.

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