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Practice the technique a few times before you actually get a flat and it will make your life much easier.

You can also patch a flat tyre without removing the wheel and can do this by dismounting the tyre while it is still on the bike and patching the hole in the tube... only issue here is finding it.

My wife cannot handle tyres and tubes due to allergies so her IGh equipped bike is fitted with Marathon Plus tyres which I make sure are in good shape and she has yet to have a flat... and by yet I mean over 10,000 miles.

On my old 3 speeds that run lower psi tyres, I use automotive tyre sealant and this has served me well... when the bikes go into storage in the fall and come out in the spring the psi is within a few psi of where I left them.
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