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How to Fix a Bike Flat Without a Patch Kit

Watch more Bike Repair & Equipment videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to fix a bike flat without a patch kit with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Remove the wheel Turn your bike upside down and remove the wheel. Then use your hands or a bike handle to separate one side of the tire from the rim. Tip It's possible to fix a flat without removing the wheel, but much more difficult. Step 2: Take out tube Take out the deflated tube and determine the location of the hole. Step 3: Use a sunglass strap Wrap the strap from your sunglasses around the hole in the tube like a tourniquet, tying several knots around and next to the hole to create an airtight seal. Step 4: Fill with leaves Fill the tire with as many leaves as possible if you don't have a strap. If there are no leaves available, fill the tire with grass, molding the grass to the outer part of the tire and working inward. Tip Make sure to fill the tire completely and evenly with the leaves or grass. Step 5: Replace wheel Put the tire back onto the rim and replace the wheel. Step 6: Ride home Ride directly and slowly home to avoid damaging your rim. Remove all the leaves or grass before putting in a new tube. Did You Know? Cycling has been an Olympic sport since 1896.
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