Tag Archives: tires

Exposing and reinstalling the inner tube without removing the wheel

How to expose the inner tube for patching without removing the wheel, and how to put things back together — very useful on a bicycle where removing the wheel is difficult.  This article includes videos showing how to do it … Continue reading

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ShelBroCo Helium!

Helium weighs only 0.13 times as much as air. Imagine what it can do for your tires! Find out about ShelBroCo Helium!

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Customizing a fatbike

Bruce Ingle customizes a fatbike — Fatbikes are intended for use on soft, muddy, sandy, snowy surfaces but they need customization to make them truly practical for such use — in particular, fenders, wide-range gearing including ultra-low gears, and a … Continue reading

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Tools and supplies to work on tires

Article about tools to care for tires and inner tubes (pumps, tire removal and replacement tools, flat-fixing supplies) pulled out of the article on fixing flat tires, which was getting too long, and expanded.

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Inner tubes

New article, all about inner tubes: tire fit, the three kinds of valves, pump compatibility, tips and tricks.

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More tire-sizing updates

http://sheldonbrown.com/650b.html : added more info on “27 five” tires, and a photo (thanks to Aaron Goss!). http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html : added several tire sizes

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Update to the page on 26-inch tires

Update to the page on “26-inch” tires — there are actually 5 common tire sizes called 26-inch and if that isn’t enough one is also called “27.5” The updates cover new developments in availability, naming and tire widths.

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Jobst Brandt articles edited

Edits to a number of articles in the Jobst Brandt series, and an embedded video in the one about front-end shimmy.

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Skid patch counts

Correction to formula and additional info including a calculation spreadsheet for the number of skid patches on the rear tire from skip-stop braking on a fixed-gear bicycle.

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On-Road Repairs

John has added a new article about on-road repairs and the on-road toolkit.

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