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Puncture repair guide
Around the Academy:

Some people get a lot of punctures.

Others go for months or years without a problem.

Luck plays a part in it but you can avoid punctures if you keep your tyres pumped up to the right pressure.

Worn out tyres are also liable to puncture more easily.

But whether you're unlucky or just guilty of neglecting your tyres you'll still need to know how to fix a puncture.

In four easy steps the Academy tells you how.


Step 1

First let all the air out of the tube and push the tyre away from the rim all around the wheel.

Insert the spoon-shaped part of one of the tyre levers between the rim and the tyre at the place where you suspect the puncture to be.

Scoop the tyre out of the rim and hook the end of the tyre lever onto a spoke.

Then carefully insert the spoon end of the lever only as far as you need to prevent pinching the tube.

Repeat two spoke holes away from the first with the other lever.

Repeat this until you can pull the tube out of the tyre.


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