You have to have the right tools for the job. Let’s discuss simple flat tires, then we’ll get into other situations
to be prepared for. As long as you don’t pop the tube and
you’re simply dealing with a small puncture, you’ll need a
patch kit, tire levers and a pump.
Patch kits are inexpensive and available from your bike
shop or sporting goods store. A good kit will have a couple
of different-sized patches, a piece of sandpaper or something similar to rough up the rubber surface, and some rubber cement. There are some that have adhesives that don’t
require rubber cement, but we’ve yet to find one that works
permanently, though they will get you home.
TOOLS FOR THE RIDE
Don’t leave home without them
Trust us, if you ride a bicycle, you will get a flat tire, even if you run thorn-proof tubes or tube liners. It’s the law of nature The same way you usually have a
spare tire and perhaps other tools in your car, it’s helpful to
be prepared for a flat tire when bicycling. A well-adjusted
bike provides a much more comfortable ride. Being prepared for this is a simple thing, will take just a few minutes
of preparation and will undoubtedly provide an added level
of peace of mind.
This is a Slime brand combination hand pump and CO2
in;ator, making it even easier and faster to in;ate a tube.
Flat tires are almost a given
with bicycling. Always carry a