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Roadside Repairs

October 5, 2011

Members of the Brighton Bicycle Club repair a tire

The new safety bicycles with pneumatic tires were subject to punctures. These could be repaired by removing the stitches on the rim side, applying a vulcanized patch (or in some cases melting the rubber with a solvent), stitching the tire back together, and re-gluing. It’s interesting that they could do this repair without removing the entire tire from the rim. Note the bottle of solvent or glue at their feet.

roadside repair

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