Melaka, How to fix a damaged tyre

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This is what has done Arjan when we were in Singapore. He has a done a great job! Using thicker thread make the tyre much stronger naturally. The one I’ve used (the grey one we can see underneath) did work for a little while but was going to collapse soon. I’ve been able to cycle until Melaka but I had another problem though. The thread being thicker, the protection I put inside the tyre was not strong enough so I had three punctures along the way between SIngapore and Melaka. The following images will explain better that my poor english ;-)

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So, this is how does it look inside. The white stuff is the glue left by the old tape I’ve applied first but did not work. This is how I got many punctures. The inner tube was rubbing against the thread.

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That’s the piece of inner tube I’ve found on the road. I’ve cleaned it, cut it the right size and glued (using classic rubber glue) it onto the thread.

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To make sure it won’t create news holes, I’ve applied electric tape around the piece to smooth the edges. That way, everything should be fine. I will fit that tyre on the front wheel and will see what happen. I won’t waste this tyre!

3 thoughts on “Melaka, How to fix a damaged tyre

  1. I like the kind of repair. Using recycle item to reduce rubbish.
    I fixed my Crocs sandal with needle and thread again. I’ve been using them for 7 years.

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