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Every avid cyclist should know how to fix his bike; learn the basics in this video series.
You Will Need
- A sunglass strap
- Leaves or grass
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.
Take out tube
Take out the deflated tube and determine the location of the hole.
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.
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.
Put the tire back onto the rim and replace the wheel.
Ride directly and slowly home to avoid damaging your rim. Remove all the leaves or grass before putting in a new tube.