How to Patch a Bicycle Inner Tube



This video will guide you through the necessary steps for repairing a bicycle inner tube using a patch kit, including self-adhesive patches, vulcanizing patches, and tire boots. We will also diagnose potential causes of damaged tubes, to help avoid getting more flats in the future.

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Video contents:
00:21 Tools Needed
00:55 Inspection
03:04 Tire Repair – Emergency Tire Boot
03:52 Tube Repair Prep
04:22 Tube Repair – Pre-Glued Patch
04:54 Tube Repair – Vulcanizing Patch

➤ Tools & materials used:
• TL-6.2 Steel Core Tire Levers –
• PMP-4.2 Mini Pump –
• PFP-8 Home Mechanic Floor Pump –
• Marker or other method of marking hole
• VC-1 Valve Core Tool –
• Patch kit:
– GP-2 Pre-Glued Super Patch Kit –
– VP-1 Vulcanizing Patch Kit –
– TB-2 Emergency Tire Boot –

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