Re: fix-a-flat?

D Nyberg /
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Well in theory you can (because the principle is identical), but it's very much not recommended. 1) The tires are smaller diameter, so there's less opportunity than with a bicycle to use a little bit of stretch to get the edge of the tire over the rim. 2) The tire's rim is less stretchy to begin with so it takes a lot more force, 3) Any but the beefiest screw driver might bend, and 4) it's very very easy to puncture the tube with the corner of the screwdriver. If you have a fried to help, have 2 or 3 really big screwdrivers, wrap the end in masking tape to improve your chances regarding puncturing the inner tube, and are willing to be very very careful, you might just get away with it. But go through an inner tube or 2 and you've spent as much as buying a couple of tire irons, so it's really not the best approach.

The procedure, however, is very similar.

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