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Old 09-24-06, 11:58 AM   #1
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Puncture Repair Video Etc

Hi there,

I am a very keen cyclist located in london, enland. Ever since i took a trip to Amsterdam I have been trying to figure out how to encourage people everywhere to be more like the bicycle loving dutch.

Thus, I am in the process of creating webpages to help those with little or no knowledge of cycles to easily fix common problems. I have just completed my first video which can be seen at http://www.picifix.com/bicycle/repai...red-tires.html.

I would appreciate any comments and suggestions you may have on this video and my other cycle repair guides: http://www.picifix.com/bicycle/index.html

Hope you enjoy these useful tips,

cheers

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Old 09-24-06, 12:23 PM   #2
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First, You need to explain that the glue needs to dry completely before the patch is installed. According to the video, the patch is installed straight away after the glue is applied.

Second, the tire doesn't need to be completely removed from the wheel before the tube is installed. 90% of my tube changes take place on the road. I just place the tube in the tire while it's still on the wheel.

Third, the handlebars are on backwards.
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cheers

Thanks for the feedback.

Your absolutely right about letting the glue dry before putting the patch on. I'll have to add that in.

Good idea to keep the tire still on - saves a bit of time.

Very well spotted - the handlebars are upside down. I did this because i prefer a more upright riding position at the expense of optimum aerodynamics.

At this rate it won't be long before i have the ultimate guide to fixing punctures....
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