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Cycle puncture kit 50p @ Argos
Cycle puncture kit 50p @ Argos

Cycle puncture kit 50p @ Argos

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Cycle puncture kit, in baskets near till.

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Original Poster

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Not bad for 50p

do you have the code to reserve online for store collection ?

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andynicol;8447793

do you have the code to reserve online for store collection ?



This will be an instore only clearence deal, worth looking out for if your going to argos anyway

Looks similar to the one I paid £1.50 for last week when my son got a puncture, bargain for 50p. Though after three attempts to repair his puncture I gave up and bought a new inner tube in Tesco. One thing I didn't understand is why the kit had a metal grater for making chalk powder, but no chalk? Maybe this one's got some.

bought one a couple of weeks ago for £1 to take my order to above 50 , luckily not had to use it

It's also used for scoring the tube to make the patch take to the tube better There is a bit of a black art to doing a decent tube repair... I'm probably not the best person to advise on it though

lottysdad08;8448090

This will be an instore only clearence deal, worth looking out for if … This will be an instore only clearence deal, worth looking out for if your going to argos anyway


they're not clearance items, they're just impulse items. nearly everything in the baskets near the tills is priced at £1 or less

Good price for something that contains everything you need. I haven't had a puncture in years, although by saying that, I'm bound to get one the very next time I ride my bike, so I'll be needing one of these. Voted hot!

theses kits are poor they dont last well thats why 50p
worth spending a little more for lasting repair

mentalist;8449402

It's also used for scoring the tube to make the patch take to the tube … It's also used for scoring the tube to make the patch take to the tube better There is a bit of a black art to doing a decent tube repair... I'm probably not the best person to advise on it though



I am sure others may have different solutions to repairing a tube, here is mine (I commute 20 miles a day to work - been doing this for years and years, don't ask how long!):

1) Find the offending nail / piece of glass / thorn etc and remove it from the tyre (obvious I know but it's a real $4it when you do your repair and it's punctured again!)
2) If you carry a spare tube put it in and away you go. Repair the other one at home!
3) If you can't immediately find the hole by looking, pump the tube up a little and move the tube slowly across your lips (without touching) :w00t: Yeh I know sounds weird, but your lips are really sensitive and will feel the slightest escape of air - honest :w00t:
4) Use a bit of sandpaper to lightly rub the sheen off the tube where the hole is. Slightly larger than the patch you will use
5) Remove the dust and apply one thin layer of glue. Use your finger to smooth and spread the glue.
6) IMPORTANT BIT: let it dry until it looks dry. To check touch the very edge it should look dry but should feel tacky.
7) Two schools of thought at this point - both work for me. a) Repeat step 6 to add a second thin layer or go straight to next step.
Remove patch protection carefully taking care not to damage edges of patch or to stretch it.
9) Place patch over hole - get this bit right as you don't want to re-position it as it doesn't work!!
10) Keep even pressure on the patch for about 5 mins
11) Use chalk or talcum power to stop the tube sticking to your tyre
12) Check again there isn't another piece of glass in the tyre which hasn't yet puctured your tube but will do in a couple of miles - happened to me loads of times!

Wow how boring am I - I have just spent 10 minutes describing a puncture repair!:roll:

inicholson;8448759

One thing I didn't understand is why the kit had a metal grater for … One thing I didn't understand is why the kit had a metal grater for making chalk powder, but no chalk?



I'm wondering why they include bits of rubber tube for repairing woods valves, given that woods valves are hardly ever used these days, and they have used ball bearings instead of tubes for 20+ years!

I seem to get a lot of punctures, just lots of glass in edinburgh! Once got an inch long nail straight through, no idea how... but this is great deal because you'd normally pay at least that for all the items individually! =D

wirly;8449483

theses kits are poor they dont last well thats why 50pworth spending a … theses kits are poor they dont last well thats why 50pworth spending a little more for lasting repair



Agreed. Puncture repair kits are only about £1 anywhere but are reputable brands. I used to own this a good while ago and was disappointed with the solution tube being 50% air. Also, try removing a wheel with the tool provided - it bends! Also hurts your hand. I wouldn't let kids near that tool. You really need a spanner. You buy cheap, you buy twice.

Not worth skimping on bike maintenance & safety to save pennies, especially where kids are concerned.

garibaldi;8449678

I am sure others may have different solutions to repairing a tube, here … I am sure others may have different solutions to repairing a tube, here is mine (I commute 20 miles a day to work - been doing this for years and years, don't ask how long!):1) Find the offending nail / piece of glass / thorn etc and remove it from the tyre (obvious I know but it's a real $4it when you do your repair and it's punctured again!)2) If you carry a spare tube put it in and away you go. Repair the other one at home!3) If you can't immediately find the hole by looking, pump the tube up a little and move the tube slowly across your lips (without touching) :w00t: Yeh I know sounds weird, but your lips are really sensitive and will feel the slightest escape of air - honest :w00t:4) Use a bit of sandpaper to lightly rub the sheen off the tube where the hole is. Slightly larger than the patch you will use5) Remove the dust and apply one thin layer of glue. Use your finger to smooth and spread the glue.6) IMPORTANT BIT: let it dry until it looks dry. To check touch the very edge it should look dry but should feel tacky.7) Two schools of thought at this point - both work for me. a) Repeat step 6 to add a second thin layer or go straight to next step.8) Remove patch protection carefully taking care not to damage edges of patch or to stretch it.9) Place patch over hole - get this bit right as you don't want to re-position it as it doesn't work!!10) Keep even pressure on the patch for about 5 mins11) Use chalk or talcum power to stop the tube sticking to your tyre12) Check again there isn't another piece of glass in the tyre which hasn't yet puctured your tube but will do in a couple of miles - happened to me loads of times!Wow how boring am I - I have just spent 10 minutes describing a puncture repair!:roll:



Not boring , just good practical advice . Carrying a spare is a great idea , saves so much time. I do mine exactly the same way as you .

garibaldi;8449678

I am sure others may have different solutions to repairing a tube, here … I am sure others may have different solutions to repairing a tube, here is mine (I commute 20 miles a day to work - been doing this for years and years, don't ask how long!):

Same here - and then I bought Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres and have never had a puncture since!

inicholson;8448759

Looks similar to the one I paid £1.50 for last week when my son got a … Looks similar to the one I paid £1.50 for last week when my son got a puncture, bargain for 50p. Though after three attempts to repair his puncture I gave up and bought a new inner tube in Tesco. One thing I didn't understand is why the kit had a metal grater for making chalk powder, but no chalk? Maybe this one's got some.



Making chalk powder... :whistling:

Chalk is for marking out where the hole is so you can see its location against the tube.
The grater is for ruffing up the tube so that there is a better surface for the patch to adhere too.

RoBad;8450078

Making chalk powder... :whistling:Chalk is for marking out where the hole … Making chalk powder... :whistling:Chalk is for marking out where the hole is so you can see its location against the tube.The grater is for ruffing up the tube so that there is a better surface for the patch to adhere too.



D'oh! I was looking for a bit of sandpaper for that!

I hate repairing punctures. I find it less hassle to just replace the inner tube with a £3 one off eBay.

inicholson;8450118

D'oh! I was looking for a bit of sandpaper for that!



Sometimes they do have sandpaper instead of the metal thing.

I never thought of using the chalk as powder to stop the glue from sticking to the tyre though. Everyone has done the thing where they leave a thorn in the tyre after they fix the puncture.

garibaldi;8449678

I am sure others may have different solutions to repairing a tube, here … I am sure others may have different solutions to repairing a tube, here is mine (I commute 20 miles a day to work - been doing this for years and years, don't ask how long!):1) Find the offending nail......................:



Repped for that decent explanation :thumbsup:

whats the catalogue number please

New tubes (various sizes) in Poundland for - £1. A heck of a lot easier that messing with repairs which may not hold.

About to put some Slime equivalent (self sealing stuff) in mine. £3.99 in Wilkinsons vs about £9 for genuine Slime in Halfords. Any views anyone? I've also got some aerosol sealant and inflator which came from Lidl a while back. Anyone had experience of using it?

I also use Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres, but have had a blackthorn go through. These will even penetrate a car tyre. The Kennet and Avon Canal towpath is particularly bad as they never clear up properly after hedge cutting.
I also find it very hard to makes patches stick and always carry two tubes.

You will wish that you had paid more for a decent kit if you ever have to use it!

The type of patches that you get in this kit are very inflexible and usually result in the patch becoming detached after a few miles (the patch does not have the same stretch rate as the tube and they are fine until inflated).

For the small difference in cost, always go for decent quality cement and patches (you cannot beat the good old cure--c-cure kits).

The best investment is some quality puncture resistant tyres, such as Continental Gator Skins; since using these I have not had a puncture in hundreds of miles.

cheap patches tend to be terrible. which might be why someone above throws away every tube
i bought a big bag of patches from here 2 years ago inmotionproducts.com/sho…IES
and they're excellent, feathered edges, easy to use and have never failed.
also bought several tubes of glue and some tools, all excellent value and good quality.

you really only need a bag of patches and some glue, the rest you should have (sandpaper etc. 2 plastic tyre levers!)

pibpob;8450054

Same here - and then I bought Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres and have never … Same here - and then I bought Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres and have never had a puncture since!



I did the same a while ago, I ended up with Specialized Hemisphere Armadillo tyres, one puncture in about 3 years (12,000 miles) which was caused by a fishing hook going through the sidewall.

Expensive compared to others but worth it if you don't fancy replacing the tube on the way to work!

regcar;8450796

I also use Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres, but have had a blackthorn go … I also use Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres, but have had a blackthorn go through. These will even penetrate a car tyre. The Kennet and Avon Canal towpath is particularly bad as they never clear up properly after hedge cutting. I also find it very hard to makes patches stick and always carry two tubes.



I agree, Hawthorn spikes also go through bike tyres with ease.

Anything with a sharp point of the length of a drawing pin or less going through the face of these tyres will not cause a puncture, which rules out all the junk you normally find on the roads. I agree you should always carry a spare tube or repair kit if you are going to be completely at sea, but using these tyres with a layer of foam between the tube and the road will dramatically decrease the chances of you getting a puncture.

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Has anyone apart from Op actually found these instore, as there ae none by me?

Very nice deal for 50p

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Hmm good deal ! voted hot !!

garibaldi;8449678

1) Find the offending nail / piece of glass / thorn etc and remove it … 1) Find the offending nail / piece of glass / thorn etc and remove it from the tyre (obvious I know but it's a real $4it when you do your repair and it's punctured again!)2) If you carry a spare tube put it in and away you go. Repair the other one at home!



Almost agree with you there, apart from the last bit.

2) Carry a spare tube and put it in. Buy new spare tube.

When you can get tubes for a ]£1 there's not much point repairing them.

Cotterpin;8458988

When you can get tubes for a ]£1 there's not much point repairing them.

Thank you - you should post that as a deal! I baulk at spending more than £1 on an inner tube and also don't get to Wilkinson's or large Tescos very often, where they can have them at that price.

pibpob;8459072

Thank you - you should post that as a deal! I baulk at spending more than … Thank you - you should post that as a deal! I baulk at spending more than £1 on an inner tube and also don't get to Wilkinson's or large Tescos very often, where they can have them at that price.


About £2.50 in Tesco (currently 3 for 2) and well over a pound in Wilkinsons too. Poundland for the £1 ones

This kit is still £1 in my local Argos. Looks like a local store deal?

Besford;8460189

About £2.50 in Tesco (currently 3 for 2) and well over a pound in … About £2.50 in Tesco (currently 3 for 2) and well over a pound in Wilkinsons too.

OK - must be the end of the season when they reduce them.

Cotterpin;8458988

Almost agree with you there, apart from the last bit.2) Carry a spare … Almost agree with you there, apart from the last bit.2) Carry a spare tube and put it in. Buy new spare tube.When you can get tubes for a ]£1 there's not much point repairing them.



Cotterpin: you could be right there. I tend to buy better quality tubes to ensure the valve stays airtight over a long period - quite annoying when you have to pump your tyre up every week or so due to a dodgy valve. I don't get punctures these days as I run Armadillo tyres so I prefer better tubes. If you only intend to pay £1 for a tube I suppose it's easier to buy a new tube!

Can no one comment on the effectiveness of 'Slime' and similar?

garibaldi;8462427

I tend to buy better quality tubes to ensure the valve stays airtight … I tend to buy better quality tubes to ensure the valve stays airtight over a long period

Do even Presta valves leak?
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