Sunday, April 25, 2010

TECH TIPS: Hands-Only Tire Installation Video

Thanks to my friend and world-traveling cyclist, Lynette Chiang, also known as the Galfromdownunder, and who is also Bike Friday's Customer Evangelist, I can share with you this video of me fixing her flat on the road at PacTour's Bike Friday Desert Camp a couple of years ago (PacTour puts on some of the best bicycle tours I've been on - highly recommended).

I fix the flat pretty quickly but it should help explain the technique to see it done, and I've added the video to my hands-only flat tire repair page on my website too, so you can now read the step by step, study the tips and watch it being done too. Hope it helps make you an expert!

Here is a link to the video in case it's not working correctly.


Yokota Fritz said...

I've been waiting to try this and I finally had the opportunity to test your no-tools technique after I flatted last week -- it works! This was even with infamously tight Conti Ultra Sport tire. Thank you!

Jim Langley said...

That's great to hear, Yokota! Thanks for letting me know.