When I have a flat back tire I don't remove the wheel. On my bicycle wheels are difficult to remove at home (or somewhere along the road). In my opinion it isn't needed to remove the wheel to fix the hole in the tire ...
"Also, just as you want men to do to you, do the same way to them" (Luke 6:31)
Here is my submission for the Tool Care - Sand - Repair a Flat on the Rear Tire of a Bicycle BB.
My sister and I each have a bike that has been in the shed for a while (I haven't ridden in a decade - my sister rides every summer). All four tires were flat so I started by filling them to test tube soundness then washed both bikes and degreased the drivetrain. The rear tire on my bike held air but was apparently overinflated and blew out the bead. I inspected the rim for damage (none found) and replaced the tube.
A tech trick: inflate the tube with about 10-15 psi then insert it into tire. Put tire/tube on rim then inflate while making sure the bead seats. 40-65 psi is recommended for my tires. I inflated to about 50 psi.
To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
- Before pic of flat tire
- Action pic of repairing a flat rear tire
- After pic of inflated good tire
- Describe what the tire was repaired with
Michael Cox wrote:Does replacing an inner tube count as a "repair", or does this BB require using a patch kit to repair a tube?
My tube blew out and I replaced it ( look at post above yours). My BB was approved, so yes replacing the tube counts as a repair.
I thoroughly recommend proper tyre levers, rather than the old tea spoon handle method.
I purchased these with my new tube and they work great!
I also got this tech trick: inflate the new tube to about 10-15 psi then insert it into tire. Put tire/tube on rim then inflate while making sure the bead seats and the valve stem is parallel to the spokes.