Fix A Flat Replacing A Bike Tube

Video three of my collaboration with Fitchburg Cycles is out now! This video covers that actual removal of a tire as well as replacing a tube and how to air it up using a pump. I go over using tire levers and some other tips on how to make sure you are correctly installing a replacement tube and the tire back onto your bike rim.

Check my previous posts on here as well as on YouTube for videos on gearing up for a ride with a tool kit as well as how to remove a wheel from a bike which covers detaching brakes and how to deal with a rear derailleur.

Thanks as always for checking out the blog. For more up to date and live content please feel free to follow @spokehaven on Instagram or Facebook.com/spokehaven.

Hope everyone is staying safe and sane!

ps- feel free to reach out via e-mail with questions, comments, content suggestions or review inquiries! info@spokehaven.com

-Cassandra

 

Fix-A-Flat Video Series Part 2!

Wow, two videos in a row?! I know. It’s a record for me. It’s amazing how much a person can get done outside of the usual daily grind.

I also have two weeks of Spring Break from having to do any schoolwork, so that’s also helped increase my productivity this past week!

FYI this video covers how to disconnect some various types of brakes on bikes as well as how to remove/install a rear wheel, since that seems to always be the most intimidating for folks when it comes to bike repair or replacing a tube.

Please feel free to reach out with any comments, questions, or content suggestions either via social or by e-mail.

Find me at facebook.com/spokehaven or @spokehaven on IG.
info@spokehaven.com for direct inquiries.

As always I appreciate the support and hope everyone is having a great week!

p.s. Video 3 will be getting edited later today and uploaded likely tomorrow! Stay tuned 🙂

 

 

Fix-A-Flat Video Series Part 1

Leading up to this Spring it’s been very busy for me. The shop I work for invested in many marketing projects, preparing for a large Spring sale, doing purchasing to get our store fully stocked for the Spring/Summer rush, and staying busy with a full repair load.

Then COVID19 hit. Oddly enough our shop has remained busy with us offering pick up/drop off repairs and we’ve been selling bikes, but it means we had to cancel all in store events.

I’m no stranger to teaching fix-a-flat clinics and had a few on the calendar for the Spring. We wanted a way to still engage with our customers, so I took it upon myself to start a filming project, starting with a fix-a-flat series to be able to share with our customers and their friends!

All of the content included in our videos is what I go over in my clinics. Please feel free to like, share subscribe, and I’m looking for content suggestions as well!

Have a burning question about something related to cycling? Looking for some video content to cover a technical repair question? Please share!

You can DM me via Instagram: @spokehaven or shoot me an e-mail: info@spokehaven.com to share your ideas.

Thanks to everyone who has viewed the video thus far and provided some great feedback. It’s appreciated!

Go wash your hands, keep your distance, ride solo, ride a trainer, tip your bike shop employees well, buy a gift card from a shop, and stay safe!

Good health to you all!

Cassandra

Fix A Flat with Spoke Haven, The Wisconsin Bike Fed, & Luna Chix Madison

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We’re hosting a women’s hands on fix a flat clinic this coming Tuesday, July 29th at the Wisconsin Bike Fed Office (409 E. Main St., 2nd floor). Join us along with Team Luna Chix Madison for an in depth demonstration and a hands on learning experience to learn not only how to change a tube, but to repair flats while out on a ride.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a wheel and any tools they may have to help with the hands on learning. This includes tire levers, patch kits, as well as a frame or floor pump. We’ll have some extra tools on hand for anyone that may not have a riding kit available. Also at the event we’ll have some items for sale if you are in need of tire levers, patch kits, etc. so bring cash! We do have a card swipe if need be 🙂

Space is limited to 25 attendees so please RSVP at this link: https://bfw.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_170888

The clinic will start at 6:30pm so come a little early to park your bike or your car. There’s free on street parking after 6pm. Beer and wine will be provided thanks to the Wisconsin Bike Fed and Team Luna Chix Madison.

You must RSVP to the event at the above link. We don’t have enough space to accommodate a very large crowd! If you can’t make this event, please e-mail us through the contact info on our website and we can get you information about future events.

 

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