Eight easy steps to restore that flat tire and get you back on the saddle in no time courtesy of national triathlete Nikko Huelgas
Illustrations by Lee Caces
1. Take out the wheel then deflate the interiors
2. Take out the interiors using a tire lever
We usually use two levers to properly remove a flat tire. Make sure you first enter the tire lever across the valve of the interior. The second one should be inserted just a few inches away from the first to easily remove the interiors.
3. Swipe out the interiors from the second lever
Once you’ve taken out the interiors in between the first and second tire levers, swipe out the interiors clockwise from the second lever.
4. Check the inner and outer parts of the tires for small stones or nails
5. Pump the new interior just to about 5 PSI to easily insert it inside the tire
6. Insert the interior starting from the valve and continue clockwise
Make sure you close the gap first of the interiors and the tires on top of the valve itself.
7. Once all parts of the interiors have been inserted and closed, check the sides of the tires to ensure all interiors are well tucked in
This will guarantee that you won’t get a tiny hole once you’ve already pumped your tires.
8. Pump the tires to 100 PSI
If the new interiors already have a patch on them, I suggests that you don’t pump it to more than 95 PSI.