Easy-to-follow, Step-by-step Tube Repair

 

Repairing a damaged inner tube can be a cost effective way to extend the service life of an otherwise usable tube.  With the proper tools and supplies, the process is straight forward and relatively simple to perform.  Here are the basic tools and step-by-step instructions needed to perform the repair.


Step 1: Inspect the tube for injury.
Inspect the tube for injury   Enlarged View    
         
         

Step 2: Check the injury. Button hole or round out the ends of the injury to prevent future tearing of the tube. To prevent chaffing, trim a small strip (about 1/16") off the length of injury.
Button hole   Round out the ends of the injury   Trim a strip of the injury

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