Repairing a Tyre on the road

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Repairing a Tyre on the road

Postby Possum » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:06 pm

Hey everyone...

I've ridden for a long time, but ive never had a flat or a puncture on the road/on a ride..
UNTIL a couple of days ago.. pinched tube..

Do you know how to change repair a puncture on a tubed tire?
What exactly do you need?
Where did you lean to do it?

I was thinking of getting a kit and heading to the wreckers to have a crack..

Cheers Poss..
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Re: Repairing a Tyre on the road

Postby Smitty » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:12 pm

.. TUBED tyres are a right PITA
tubeless is much better to fix on the road.

I suggest you try BOTH...but
you will run tubeless in the bike
which can be fixed on the road
(plus less chance of a high speed blow out and crash)

unless you want to carry spare tubes (which of course
requires wheel removal to fit :twisted: )
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Re: Repairing a Tyre on the road

Postby BrettZZR » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:36 pm

Yeah - major PITA on the tubed tyres. If you have spoked wheels and cannot fit tubeless then I'd carry one of those aerosol thingies and a mini 12V compressor just to get you home.

On tubeless tyres, my experience has been that those "plugs" (installed properly) are good enough to keep on using for the remaining life of the tyre. With the first aid kit and other sh!t I carry under the seat there isn't enough room for a mini-compressor, so I use those CO2 widgets to get me to the nearest servo. For the next couple of weeks I keep a close eye on the plug and tyre pressure, but if it stays put then it's good to go for the rest of the life of the tyre (not that long when you have a combination of MONSTROUS ZZR power and 6 inch wide chicken strips!!)

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