Thanks for all the Florida Keys bicycle help and suggestions. Here are the steps to take if you do indeed have a flat inner tube. First thing is to remove wheel from bicycle. Deflate any remaining air out of the tube. Starting opposite the valve stem, use a set of tire levers to pry one side of the tire bead off of the rim. Proceed to slide the tire lever under the rest of the tire bead, removing it from the rim. It is only necessary to remove one side of the tire from the rim to replace the tube. Remove the damaged tube. Carefully inspect the inside of the tire for any debris lodged in the tire casing, as any foreign objects inside the tire may damage the new tube. Replace tire if any cracks or damage appear in the casing of the tire. Inspect the rim strip for any damage and check that it is properly in place. Inspect the rim for any damage or sharp edges. Partially inflate the tube a small amount to give it a little shape. Insert the valve stem into the rim and then tuck the rest of the tube inside the tire. Starting at the valve stem and using your hands tuck the bead of the tire inside the lip of the rim. Continue this process on both sides until your hands meet at the side opposite the valve stem. Once the tire bead is inserted behind the lip of the rim 360 degrees around, inspect for a pinched tube by squeezing the 2 sidewalls of the tire together creating a gap between the tire bead and the inner lip of the rim. Inflate the tire to the recommend pressure located on the sidewall of the tire. During inflation it is recommended to stop and double check that the tire bead has seated in the rim all the way around. You may need to partially inflate to 10-15 psi and deflate allowing the tire and tube to center themselves, then re-inflate. Reattach wheel to bicycle and see you on the Overseas Highway bicycle trail!
I love the article about hurricane prep. Being prepared and knowing what to expect will help you and your family remain calm and safe during and after a storm. As The Hurricane season begins on June first, Florida Keys insurance company would like to ensure the well-being and safety of your home and your family. We urge you to familiarize yourself with these suggestions and begin preparations, so you and your family can easily run through these steps once a storm is approaching. Your article does a great job showing off ways to prepare in the event of an impending storm.