Reinflate Tubeless Tires on the Job Sitecomments (9) November 12th, 2009 in Blogs
Video Length: 1:32
Produced by: Produced by: John Ross. Edited by Cari Delahanty
A flat tire on a wheelbarrow or hand truck is a frustrating slowdown on any job site, but it's all the more infuriating when you're dealing with tubeless tires. Instead of heading straight for a gas station to have someone else reinflate his rubber, reader Bruce Schwartz of Manchester, Maryland has a better way.
Using a small length of rope and a metal bar, Schwartz uses a Spanish windlass technique to draw the tire to the rim. This makes for an airtight seal that's ready for reinflation. Problem solved.
Thanks, Bruce. If you've got your own "Better Way" tip or technique, be sure to submit it to our reader tips gallery.
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