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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in tool care.

Sometimes bicycle tires get flats and they need to get repaired.

Here's a video on how to remove the rear wheel of your bike so that you can then repair a flat tire.



From the video description:
"Save yourself an embarrassing moment and learn how to quickly remove your rear wheel."

To get certified for this BB, post the following for a rear tire:

 - 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
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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 ...
 
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Approved BB submission
Needed to replace a flat rear tire today:

Flat in situ


Tools for taking wheel on and off


Inner tube was really split open, needs to be replaced..


Took the opportunity to clean the gears a bit


New tube next to rim


All back together, pumped up and ready to go.


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Mike Haasl approved this submission.

 
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I was wondering when I'd get a chance to do this BB...

Hmph!! Manky staples!

Reparied with a rubber patch and contact cement.
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Is that flat?
Is that flat?
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Yep, that's flat.
Yep, that's flat.
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Ah, that would do it.
Ah, that would do it.
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Embarresing but these Marathon plus tyres are kinda tough
Embarresing but these Marathon plus tyres are kinda tough
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Patch kit
Patch kit
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Patch glued in place
Patch glued in place
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Up to pressure
Up to pressure
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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
1.JPG
tube burst bead off rim
tube burst bead off rim
2-new-Tube.JPG
new tube
new tube
3.JPG
getting ready to put new tube in the tire
getting ready to put new tube in the tire
4-installing-new-tube.JPG
installing new tube into tire
installing new tube into tire
5-assembling.JPG
putting tube/tire combo on rim
putting tube/tire combo on rim
6-inflating.JPG
inflating and checking that the bead seats
inflating and checking that the bead seats
7-done.JPG
capping valve stem - done
capping valve stem - done
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Note: I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Does replacing an inner tube count as a "repair", or does this BB require using a patch kit to repair a tube?

Unfortunately I missed the chance to do this one recently. My daily commuter got two flats last week, having not had one in 9 months.

I thoroughly recommend proper tyre levers, rather than the old tea spoon handle method.
 
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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?


Hi Michael,
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.
 
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My opinion is replacing the tube is a better repair than a patch. I would approve it.
 
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