Sidewall Repair

From time to time you’ll end up cutting your sidewall causing your tube to bulge out and eventually pop.

If you have newer tires and hate to throw them out just because of a small cut, then the best thing to do is repair it. Here’s how…

Take your patch kit, sand the inside down…not too much, but enough to score the surface.

Place enough glue in the tire.

Install the patch.

Run some glue on the outside.

Let everything dry out before installing, and that’s it! You’re ready to roll!

“we don’t recommend this as a permanent fix, but it can get you home”

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As one of the original founders of He has helped build this site into one of the leading and oldest bicycle commuting blog sites. Filled with passion for everything two wheels, RL Policar covers a multitude of subjects from product reviews, news, articles and technical how to's.