Punctures are a part of cycling. There’s no way you can escape one and when it happens, you wish it was not today.
Follow these simple steps below and prevent tyre punctures:-
Rim strip and tyre liners:
Rim strips are known to protect the tube from the holes in the rim and the spoke ends. They are usually made from rubber or a cloth tape that sits on the rim bed covering the spoke holes.
On the other hand, tyre liners also help to protect your inner tube but from the outside. If any object attempts to penetrate from the outside, a tyre liner is essential. This is one of the cheap ways you can prevent tyre punctures.
Ensure to give importance to the liners while installing. Pay attention to the overlap of the liners, failing to install it the right way can cause more punctures than preventing.
Install good tyres:
On Indian roads, a pair of good tyres can go a long way when it comes to preventing a puncture. Tyres like the Gatorskin have a good reputation to prevent tyre punctures. They are well suited for training, commuting, and endurance.
Ever happened to remove the tyre from the rim just to find your inner tube coated with a white powder? Don’t be surprised, that’s talcum powder!
Coating the inner tube with talcum powder before installing prevents to keep the tyre and tube from sticking to each other. It also helps in reducing friction that can possibly wear a hole in the tube.