Bike Quick Fix Tyre Repair £1.99 @ Aldi
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Bike Quick Fix Tyre Repair £1.99 @ Aldi

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Found 4th May 2015
Repair and inflate in a single step. Comes with adaptor for all current valves and is suitable for all common tyres

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Does this eliminate the need for a puncture repair kit?

It looks to be one of those type that inject gunk into the tyre to seal any small holes though they wont work on large holes or rips

HOT, as for some it may actually work and encourage them to use their bike instead of letting it go to ruin just because it has a puncture that they are to lazy to repair. I have in the past fixed punctures by simply adding slime/goo to the tyres, works a treat on certain holes.

These were not available in my nearest store, I went just to get this.
Another question, has anybody used these on Presta valves and do they work on ones without a removable valve core? Are these pretty effective/ dependable or do I still need to carry spare tube and pump just in case. Finally how big is the canister and approx weight.
Hot by the way, I'm off to another store later to check stock.


As mentioned above, they will seal smaller holes but big splits and you're still stuck. The size and weight is negligible. You will probably still need a pump as if you are inflating a larger tyre it won't get to a hard pressure. I still carry a spare tube, etc and keep this for if I get a puncture on a road without somewhere safe to repair or if it's raining/very muddy. Or indeed if I'm commuting and don't want to be late!

ifitsfreeitsmine

These were not available in my nearest store, I went just to get … These were not available in my nearest store, I went just to get this.Another question, has anybody used these on Presta valves and do they work on ones without a removable valve core? Are these pretty effective/ dependable or do I still need to carry spare tube and pump just in case. Finally how big is the canister and approx weight.Hot by the way, I'm off to another store later to check stock.

yeah, tried it. Didn't work. won't try again

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ifitsfreeitsmine

These were not available in my nearest store, I went just to get … These were not available in my nearest store, I went just to get this.Another question, has anybody used these on Presta valves and do they work on ones without a removable valve core? Are these pretty effective/ dependable or do I still need to carry spare tube and pump just in case. Finally how big is the canister and approx weight.Hot by the way, I'm off to another store later to check stock.



Can't answer your query re valves but I spotted in my local yesterday, quite small like a travel deodorant can size and weight if it helps.

Also have CO2 inflator for a fiver if you need a bit more post-puncture pressure.
https://www.aldi.co.uk/typo3temp/pics/W19_PD_Sunday_UL20_521b0d460c.jpg

Fairly sure the repair kit it said a 700 wheel to either 6 or 8 bar. Sorry if I am wrong.

termite

Also have CO2 inflator for a fiver if you need a bit more post-puncture … Also have CO2 inflator for a fiver if you need a bit more post-puncture pressure.


The trouble with these is the need for more than one cartridge should the first not pump the tyre up or the leak still be evident
Edited by: "arachnoid" 5th May 2015

arachnoid

The trouble with these is the need for more than one cartridge should the … The trouble with these is the need for more than one cartridge should the first not pump the tyre up or the leak still be evident


Yeah, by the time you've packed a reassuring number of cans and cartridges, you might as well carry a repair kit and pump.

Ive seen comment on motorbike forums where they have come to use the cartridges and found them to be leaking or empty too.

I'm sure these used to be cheaper, I guess that's inflation for you!

chrisbass

I'm sure these used to be cheaper, I guess that's inflation for you!


I'll never get tyred of that one.

arachnoid

Ive seen comment on motorbike forums where they have come to use the … Ive seen comment on motorbike forums where they have come to use the cartridges and found them to be leaking or empty too.



Not had that issue myself, unless you put the cartridge in the valve beforehand and leave it there - then it leaks as the valve isn't exactly great.
I picked one out of my old puncture repair kit that I have had for about 5 years or more and it still was full when I used it.
As said though you will need a few of the CO2 bottles to get a motorbike tyre up to ridable, same with a cycle too!

termite

Yeah, by the time you've packed a reassuring number of cans and … Yeah, by the time you've packed a reassuring number of cans and cartridges, you might as well carry a repair kit and pump.



You usually carry a co2+tube.

Repair the removed tube at the same time if required and then you have the option to swap.

A mini pump with the co2 is also a good option though.

bobbler

Not had that issue myself, unless you put the cartridge in the valve … Not had that issue myself, unless you put the cartridge in the valve beforehand and leave it there - then it leaks as the valve isn't exactly great.I picked one out of my old puncture repair kit that I have had for about 5 years or more and it still was full when I used it.As said though you will need a few of the CO2 bottles to get a motorbike tyre up to ridable, same with a cycle too!



The "standard" cans can get 23mm to a reliable 120psi and 25mm up to 100psi. That is perfectly fine. Even 80 odd would do. If you have a pump+co2 you could put a few psi in first (whilst its easy to pump) and then use co2 to get up to your higher pressures. Not many mini pumps can get to 120 either...

As for MTB, more volume, lower pressure, but then its not so bad running lower pressures. You can get larger cans mind you...
Edited by: "MrHot" 5th May 2015

I was told that you need to cut your tyre off to remove tube once these are used. Is that true and if so, seems very expensive for a "quick fix".

ifitsfreeitsmine

These were not available in my nearest store, I went just to get … These were not available in my nearest store, I went just to get this.Another question, has anybody used these on Presta valves and do they work on ones without a removable valve core? Are these pretty effective/ dependable or do I still need to carry spare tube and pump just in case. Finally how big is the canister and approx weight.Hot by the way, I'm off to another store later to check stock.



I picked up 4 of these a couple of years ago and they had a presta valve adapter included which screwed into the schrader valve cap (not all of them had this, some had fallen out). I swore never to be without one when I got a puncture 7 miles from home in the torrential rain last November. I was back on the road with a serviceable (if a bit soft) tyre in a fraction of the time it would have taken to replace the tube on my hybrid bike which has 700c x 35 tyres. I'll be getting another 4 as I'm down to my last one!

They are about the size of a very fat marker pen and weigh about the same.

The last time I used one I gave it a top-up of air from my mini pump and it was a better ride but you still need to replace the tube at the first opportunity, it's not a permanent fix in my experience.

thabiz

HOT, as for some it may actually work and encourage them to use their … HOT, as for some it may actually work and encourage them to use their bike instead of letting it go to ruin just because it has a puncture that they are to lazy to repair. I have in the past fixed punctures by simply adding slime/goo to the tyres, works a treat on certain holes.



Really? Does ectoplasm work?

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co2 canisters and a spare tube I can understand as you can repair the puncture on the leaky tube when you get home, but with these type of things you're basically just throwing money away as you will need to replace the tube AND the canister, if not the tyre as well.

Tubes are cheap and small enough to carry a couple of spares if you're venturing further afield.

not sure how they work...do these just provide a short term solution (so you finish your ride) or do the repairs last?

As some have already alluded to.

I would class these as an emergency repair until you can get home. They often still leak and often your tire isn't at the correct pressure.

Much better off with a spare tube or two and a mini pump.

alfadaz

As some have already alluded to.I would class these as an emergency … As some have already alluded to.I would class these as an emergency repair until you can get home. They often still leak and often your tire isn't at the correct pressure.Much better off with a spare tube or two and a mini pump.



Ah ok thanks.

This is only useful as a get you home / round a course , and often don't work

Doesn't work. try buying a spare tube for a few quid.

I had one of these from about a year ago, yesterday out biking i got a flat. I had this with me, i thought what the hell will use it, its a get me home thing. I followed the instructions. It inflated the tyre, i could hear and see the liquid stuff squeezing out of the punchure. 5 minutes later it was flat again. I took the wheel of when i got home. It was a small pin **** hole. 100% Crap in a can if you ask me.

This got me home once last year, albeit slowly (about 6 miles) as it only half inflated the tyre. Also the tube's trashed, so as long as you factor a new tube and the cost of this (say £5-6 all in in). Reckon a quick fix for anything up to 6-7 miles, saves having to load up a pump, leversl patches for those short commutes or short evening rides etc. Any longer distance the time taken to repair with patch/new tube will be offset with the quicker ride home. Certainly wouldn't rely on this alone for half/full day's cycling trip

These are rubbish. Just learn how to change a tube and carry a few tubes a pump and some levers. Fix the punctured when you get home if you want to save some money.

Wouldn't put this sh*t in my tubes tbh. Its only a tempory fix. You are gonna need to replace the tube afterwards anyway. Unless you like heavy un balanced wheels that is. Assuming it actually works.

Used these several times - I have a knack of puncturing new/repaired inner tubes when I put them on the wheel. Got me home and, since the bike is my only transport, got me to the bike shop to get new inner tubes. I always keep a can in the trailer now.

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Repair and inflate in a single step. Comes with adaptor for all current valves and is suitable for all common tyres
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