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Bike Repair/Change a flat tube workshop at Post-PDR Picnic

Hi all. After the post-Philadelphia Distance Run barbecue, we'll be doing some basic bike repair. Bring your bike if you've got one, or just watch along if you don't have a bike or don't want to bring it. But if you can bring your bike, bring it, because hands-on instruction is always better.

You can also bring tire levers and a pump. If you don't have these, that's fine, but eventually you will want them if you're going to be taking longer bike rides. But you don't need to run out and buy them to come to this workshop. You'll also need a tube or two for longer bike rides. You don't need a tube for this workshop unless you already have a flat tube. If you're coming just to learn and you don't yet have a flat tube, we'll deflate the tube you've got, take it out, put it back in and reinflate it. If you do in fact have a flat tube, go out and get a tube that fits your bike and bring it.

If you'd like some homework, here are three different videos and one set of written instructions on how to change out a tube. Yeah, that's a lot. I like/dislike certain things about each one, so I include them all and you can check them out for yourself:

This video is pretty involved, but it shows you the basics: https://youtu.be/eqR6nlZNeU8

Here’s a quick and simple video: https://youtu.be/mK_ZIlu74YQ

And another one: https://youtu.be/xfQm7etaSXA

And this is text with photos:https://totalwomenscycling.com/road-cycling/maintenance/how-to-change-an-inner-tube?fbclid=IwAR1pCRkuWnnPsiDS-_f_z6LBMF2MSaWe0Gk3jaRdaCzm-TJtr8XDvqby86k


Sunday, September 19, approx 12pm (BBQ starts at 11am), Schuylkill Banks, 25th and Locust, in the park, on the river (between the train tracks and the river). Map: http://www.phillyrunners.org/donut.html

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