How to Fix Your Own Bike

Gadgets: Sometimes it shits itself at completely the wrong time. Cable break, ekerbrott or a large tear in the tire. Calm, our mechanic Henry van Ingelandt know how to get home again.

  1. Dubbelpunka

Always with a new spare tube, a well pump or a kolsyrepatron and patches. Do you get a puncture you simply change the hose, without wasting time and effort to find the hole, and then run on. But check first so that it caused the puncture is not still in the tire.

Is then accident ahead again, only to create patches and do you perhaps taught you when you were little-minus the bucket with water, then…

Never throw the hose at the roadside or in nature. Take it home and cook in peace and quiet, or throw it when you find a garbage can. Have you brought with you an extra tube in your pocket out of the round, you can continue carry the same weight for a while!

  1. Tubkrångel

But when the tube? A used spare tire in your pocket or under the saddle is always good to have, but some prefer to run with a tube repair liquid – also called flat tire foam – back in your pocket instead. It is unfortunately not always this type of fluid works. The hole may for example be too big, or it does high tire pressure to the liquid just seep out, and do not manage to seal the hole.

If you are faced with a borderline where it just almost working, try the following: Pour in as much cooking liquid you can when the tire is flat. Then take a piece of tape attached at the back of the steering lindane, and wrap across the hole, including the rim and all, before you pump up the tire again. With luck, this works well enough for you to take you home. Just remember to take it easy in the curves, and the slowing of the fixed wheel.

  1. Large holes-punkaguckan leaks
  2. Borrow some tape
  3. Tape over the hole and around the rim
  4. Ready-drive home carefully

Ekerbrott may be the one totally puts an end to the round. Sometimes the wheel so skewed it totally impossible moves freely in the frame. Then it is not much more to do than call the download. Or, as a last resort, you can try to put down the wheel on the hill and through the hands and feet trying to massage it passably straight.

Will the wheel on the other hand just a little warped, and takes in the brake, you can on a bike with rim brake easily open up the brakes a little bit with the built-in quick connector, either the brakes or brake lever. Loosen the brake cable for even more clearance.

This is not enough, and you happen to have with you a spoke wrench, you can compensate for the missing spokes by releasing some opposing spokes and tightening some of the spokes on the same side as ekerbrottet. Can not get the wheel straight, but at best enough to be able to ride home.

Tar brake still allows you to v-brake or cantileverbroms unhook the brake cable to thereby open up the brake and get more clearance between the wheel and the brake. The eBicyclelights has bicycle lights for both wheels and spokes.

But keep in mind that the brakes may not work particularly well for any adjustments or when the cable is disconnected!

On the bike with disc brakes affect warped wheels do not brake, and as long as the tires are clear of the frame, just drive on.

  1. Open the brake …
  2. … How to get the wheel more space
  3. Or use the spoke wrench


If you’re unlucky and run down the deck so that it becomes a bigger hole – either in the tread or side – you can get a flat tire because the hose is pushed out and bursts of air pressure.

In this situation there is no point putting in a new one, for it will also go down shortly.There are special, a little bit bigger and chunkier tires patches for this purpose, but these have rarely brings.

But this can snack allowance come to your rescue! Fold the bill in any denomination few times and place on the inside, between the tube and tire. It can be a little tricky to get the bill at the right place when the hose is pumped, but with a bit of luck and skill, you are soon on their way again, and the repair can keep many mil.