Issue 12  •  Spring 2013

How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire

Written by and illustrated by Virginia Paine

I wanted to add a note to this comic. Learning to fix flats on my bike took a lot of frustration, patience, practice and often brute force. Don't be surprised if it doesn't come easily the first time or the tenth time. HOWEVER . . . learning to do this and not having to rely on snarky bike shop dudes or anyone else was one of the most empowering things I've ever done.

You'll get dirty, you'll struggle, but in the end, you'll be the one who fixed your machine and it will feel great. These directions are pretty loose so you can figure out what works for you. Don't be afraid to experiment or ask for help.

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