The weather forecast decided to play an April fool’s prank on us by telling us it’s going to rain today and giving us a beautiful sunny afternoon instead! Awesome! ;)
This is the first time I ever have to fix a bicycle tire puncture and I am happy to say that I was able to do it! :)
I couldn’t find any tutorial on specifically how to install the Strida Mini tires, but luckily I managed to figure it out with some advice from my husband ^^;
I’m glad that locating the puncture was quite straight forward as well.
I had to deflate the tire, remove the tire and tube with a kit we bought along with Strida mini last year, and immerse just the tube slightly pumped up into a basin of water to find the leak.
Luckily there was only one tiny puncture, not more than that — which I needed to fix. It was just not visible to the naked eye. ^^;
I hope whatever which caused the puncture is not still hiding in the tire — husband did not find anything while feeling around the tire ^^; Apparently a dangerous thing to do with bare hands since the culprit could poke at and injure the fingers. ^^;
After fixing the puncture in the inner tube of the tire, installing the tire back on the bike and then pumping the tire back up, I had to make a short ride around my complex to test it out, it feels great riding a bike with the tires with the correct PSI XD
Looking forward to ride out to take some photos if the weather the coming week cooperates ^^;
This little episode made me realise I really missed my little Strida Mini!
I slowly figure out how to ride it a little better over time, and like how it can get me further and faster than just walking ^^;
I must remember to check it every week to make sure the pressure on the tire is correct :P And also many thanks to my friend Ruthie who advised me that usually after winter storage, the tire may have leaked air XD