Bike puncture repair kit 99p instore @ Home Bargains
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Bike puncture repair kit 99p instore @ Home Bargains

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Found 13th Jun 2014
Cycle puncture kit for 99p in home bargains.

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These have been this price forever, not a deal

Looks to be pretty much identical to the ones in the pound shops and 99p Stores

honestly not worth scrimping on decent glue and patches. you won't thank yourself when you're walking home.

Surely the bike spanner is worth a quid? I picked this one up during the week from Pound World just for the bike tool alone. These are perfect for people who just cycle casually and even more so if you have kids with bikes.

Just because this may be the normal price does not mean it is not a deal, it is a good price and a great heads up for people who were none the wiser.

NEtech

Surely the bike spanner is worth a quid?



I had one of these and the spanner parts just rounded off when trying to use it making it useless, you shouldnt use metal tyre levers as they damage the rims and the glue doesn't hold the patches on.

Save yourself a quid

Lol I actually bought it for the spanner and the tyre levers......ugh.

I thought all tyre levers were made from metal? Heck all through my life I have used the handle end from old spoons/forks, etc. What do you use to remove a tyre? Surely anything but metal would eventually break?

NEtech

Lol I actually bought it for the spanner and the tyre levers......ugh. … Lol I actually bought it for the spanner and the tyre levers......ugh. :(I thought all tyre levers were made from metal? Heck all through my life I have used the handle end from old spoons/forks, etc. What do you use to remove a tyre? Surely anything but metal would eventually break?



It very much depends on the rim and tyres. Plastic tyre levers are generally really thick and snap when used in anger. A decent slim set of metal tyre levers will be more useful in more cases than plastic ones and last longer.

NEtech

Lol I actually bought it for the spanner and the tyre levers......ugh. … Lol I actually bought it for the spanner and the tyre levers......ugh. :(I thought all tyre levers were made from metal? Heck all through my life I have used the handle end from old spoons/forks, etc. What do you use to remove a tyre? Surely anything but metal would eventually break?


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/park-tool-tyre-levers-3-x-hooked-tl1/rp-prod7205

I have these, never snapped and much better for your wheels

Use these I highly recommend

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/cyclo-glass-nylon-reinforced-tyre-levers/rp-prod32393

I have original set I bought 6-7 yrs ago remove tyres from my mtb 26" x 2.1 & 2.3 size tyres Bontrager/Continental never broke one yet

A lot of push bike tyres can be done fine by hand.

If I need some assistance, the handle of a tea spoon or similar does fine.

And yes - these kits available for a quid from most 'cheap stores', so nothing special here.

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Morpheus_00

honestly not worth scrimping on decent glue and patches. you won't thank … honestly not worth scrimping on decent glue and patches. you won't thank yourself when you're walking home.



Solution is use a car.

You get there 10x faster and don't cause rolling roadblocks.

Don't Poundland, Poundworld and 99p stores always have this?

Oh and just checked - the last one I got had a box spanner rather than the flat metal option, which is pretty useless.

Otherwise looks the same.

trixabel

Solution is use a car. You get there 10x faster and don't cause rolling … Solution is use a car. You get there 10x faster and don't cause rolling roadblocks.


no. I beat my car journey time to work easily, save money, don't destroy the planet and have a reduced gut. now go and watch top gear.

omgpleasespamme

Plastic tyre levers are generally really thick and snap when used in … Plastic tyre levers are generally really thick and snap when used in anger. A decent slim set of metal tyre levers will be more useful in more cases than plastic ones and last longer.


If you're using so much force you're snapping tyre levers you're doing something wrong, and swapping to metal ones will just shift that damage to your wheel rims.

trixabel

Solution is use a car. You get there 10x faster and don't cause rolling … Solution is use a car. You get there 10x faster and don't cause rolling roadblocks.



You make it sound like he's in a horse and cart or something,it's a little bike.

trixabel

Solution is use a car. You get there 10x faster and don't cause rolling … Solution is use a car. You get there 10x faster and don't cause rolling roadblocks.



Utter rubbish, in towns and city centres the solution is a bicycle for exactly the reasons you've just given.

Original Poster

Used this kit to fix a punctured tube. As someone mentioned, the glue is not good and patches are not how I expected them. Still, used 'super glue' bought from poundworld and fixed the puncture. Well, the kit is not bad for a quid.

jus4fun141

Used this kit to fix a punctured tube. As someone mentioned, the glue is … Used this kit to fix a punctured tube. As someone mentioned, the glue is not good and patches are not how I expected them. Still, used 'super glue' bought from poundworld and fixed the puncture. Well, the kit is not bad for a quid.


I would suggest that would be purely a temporary fix. I find superglue, especially pound shop stuff, tends to go brittle and give way with the slightest stress or strain after 2 or 3 months, not ideal properties for a bike tyre.
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