It's always a major downer when you get a flat. Sometimes holes are easy to find and other times it proves to be an adventure. Lawrence, who blogs over at The Bicycle Safari, passed along an awesome little hack he came up with to find a pesky hole. The hack is dependent upon having mudguards installed - or as we Yankees call them, fenders. All text and pictures credited to Lawrence!
(My) Rear tire was completely flat when I went to take the bike out, so tried my usual tactic of re- inflating the tube and seeing if I could hear the air coming out from anywhere. Unfortunately, no luck, and I didn't fancy taking the wheel and tyre off to do a more thorough job of finding the hole. But then I had a little brain wave.
Being my everyday commuter, it's got proper mudguards (fenders, if you like) and the rear one is a decent tyre enclosing full length affair. So I fetched a glass of water, and with the bike upside down, filled the fender!
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