Im going on a long bike ride and need some puncture advice

Found 6th Jun 2010
Gonna be doiin a cycle path with a mate that covers about 26 miles. Whats the best puncture kit or product i can take along incase i get a flat in the middle of nowhere.

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a couple of spare innertubes and them self sticky patches, patches can be purchased from wilkos for a couple of quid

I'm not sure about punture kit which one's best but might be worth getting some of these
hotukdeals.com/ite…r-t Just as cheap as a punture kit:)

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I'm not sure about punture kit which one's best but might be worth … I'm not sure about punture kit which one's best but might be worth getting some of thesehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/689279/various-specialized-bicycle-inner-t Just as cheap as a punture kit:)



nice ill check those out.

thanks everyone

I use these albeit only once! but very good! ]http//ww…377

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my tyres are 700x32 anyone know if any of the tubes will fit?

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I've got myself some extra thick inner tubes, it adds quite a bit of weight but I've never had a puncture in the 3yrs of using them, and I do some serious down hill mountain biking.

My son puts that Slime stuff in his tyres - mends punctures and stops him getting anymore.

Reviews on Amazon are terrible, but it works perfectly for him...

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I used to get punctures all the time until I got the puncture resistant tyres with kevlar. Went a very long time before they tyre started wearing down and eventually got one.

Never used it or seen it used but something I saw in Lidl could be good. Its an aerosol can with a connection to fit over the valve of the inner tube.
Called something like tyre weld. Think it fixes a puncture from inside the tube. Dont know how long the fix lasts but might be quick and easy for emergencies.

the slime skabs, or any of the self stick patches are great to fix punctures. less mess. to avoid them, fit slime liners and make sure you have the tyres well inflated.

I've never fixed a puncture, i just buy a new inner tube from Wilkinsons, when i last got one, it was about £2

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ive bought two inner tubes from evans. ill just stick a new one in if it happens. thanks guys

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ive bought two inner tubes from evans. ill just stick a new one in if it … ive bought two inner tubes from evans. ill just stick a new one in if it happens. thanks guys



Don't forget to take two of her best spoons :roll:

I do a fair bit of mountain biking, as a general rule, we never bother to fix punctures on a ride, takes too long, and its not unusual to have several punctures in one ride... Take some spares with you, and fix the punctures when you get home, any puncture repair kit will do for that.
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