Have you gotten a bad puncture while out riding? Tubeless tires can be repaired rather than replaced. Here’s how to fix a tubeless tire.
Plugs are a temporary fix. They’re super useful in that you can stuff one into a hole to repair a puncture without having to take the wheel off the bike. However, they’ll eventually work themselves out. The trick to getting a plug to hold is to make sure there is more plug inside the tire than there is on the outside…kind of intuitive, right?
-Wash the wheel and remove the tire, pour the remaining sealant into a sealable container—it can be reused.
-Rinse off the inside of the tire and dry with a rag.
-Scrape away any dried sealant from the tire surface around the hole.
-Rough the tire surface around the hole with sand paper.
-If the hole is big enough or in the side wall, stitch it up to reinforce the patch.
-Apply tube repair glue to the area around the hole and let it dry for a couple of minutes.
-Place the patch over the glue and clamp to a flat surface.
-Leave the tire clamped for a few hours.
-Inspect the patch, add more glue around the edges if necessary and re-clamp. If you’re satisfied with the patch, remount the tire and go for a ride!
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