Puncture Repair Kits

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Puncture Repair Kits

Post by Blade Runner » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:59 am

I am trying to build up a basic travel kit in preparation for a bit of touring soon and wanted to ask about puncture repair kits, tubeless for my bike.
After a quick search i have read some feedback for the stop and go kit which seems half decent but wanted to ask for any other opinions/options from people that can recommend based on actually using a repair kit in anger.
I don't expect miracles from a repair kit Just something that does it's job when needed,consistently.
Any feedback is appreciated.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by Rederic » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:09 am

Dyna plug (thumbs)
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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by skylineonfire » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:20 am

I carry a dynaplug for smaller/medium punctures.
Then a set of traditional catshit strings and all the associated accessories for medium/large punctures.
Plus a mini 12v compressor and 3x mini air canisters and the attachment to pump my tyre if the 12v fails.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by Blade Runner » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:04 am

Thanks Chaps.
Is the main difference in pricing (for the lower end kits) mainly just due to the materials of the body of the tool? Or is it worth just getting the pro kit?
Thanks again.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by sprintster » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:12 am

I just use the sticky string kits you get on Ebay for about £5.I've repaired two car punctures with them and am still running around 8k miles later in my current car with a repaired tyre.I also got a mini 12v RAC branded pump that was about £10 off ebay.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by Peirre » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:50 pm

The wilko own brand compressor seems to get good reviews as it's supposed to be a rebadged RING machine http://www.wilko.com/car-maintenance-pr ... vt/0120244

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by IainD » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:19 pm

I carry one of these:

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and, one of these:

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Never used in anger (touch skull)

It all fits in the plugger zip up bag (if you like 3 Dimensional jigsaws)

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by Andi_Archer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:28 pm

How much air do you actually get in those CO2 canisters I did read an article a while ago that suggested it took an awful lot something like nine, just to get a tyre half inflated?

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by simonw » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:30 pm

I always wonder what you do if you empty the canisters and the tyre still isn't inflated enough.

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Re: Puncture Repair Kits

Post by Decco » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:31 pm

Thats a good point, how many canisters does it take?
In the past on tubeless tyres , I have always used the rubber bung system and glue.
Always worked a treat and been a permanent fix.

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