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Offline jdoyle

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Re: Puncture repair kit
« Reply #10 on: Jul 14, 2020, 07:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 I have one very similar. It and a sticky string kit live in a zip pouch along with a lift stick for the rear wheel and a basic first aid kit in the right panier.

 Rob.
First aid kit is something I had overlooked
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Re: Puncture repair kit
« Reply #11 on: Jul 14, 2020, 08:37 PM »
The Rema tip top kit let me down big style and the co2 canisters are useless. West Coast of Scotland, no phone signal, puncture. Fixed it with the kit, 1 mile later its flat again, second patch and last of the co2 and it went down again. Boshed a can of tyre seal in and it went down again.
10 hours later I'm recovered back to Leeds.

Sticky string is where its at, I had a hole in the back tyre big enough to put my finger through on top of the hardknott pass, I wedged 3 bits of string in it and it got me home. (not recommend but worked)
Compressor wise I stripped the plastic case off one and the internals were small enough to go under the seat.

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Re: Puncture repair kit
« Reply #12 on: Jul 14, 2020, 09:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hairy_Weasel [+]
Compressor wise I stripped the plastic case off one and the internals were small enough to go under the seat.

Really?
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Re: Puncture repair kit
« Reply #13 on: Jul 15, 2020, 05:13 AM »
Yep. It was small to start with but once the case was removed it was about a 2 inch by 2 inch L shape.
Keep your fingers clear of the moving bits and hold it with something like a leatherman and your good to go.

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Re: Puncture repair kit
« Reply #14 on: Jul 15, 2020, 05:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by Hairy_Weasel [+]
Yep. It was small to start with but once the case was removed it was about a 2 inch by 2 inch L shape.
Keep your fingers clear of the moving bits and hold it with something like a leatherman and your good to go.


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Re: Puncture repair kit
« Reply #15 on: Jul 16, 2020, 04:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by Hairy_Weasel [+]
Compressor wise I stripped the plastic case off one and the internals were small enough to go under the seat.

Yeah, that used to be very common when the plastic casings were much bigger than the internals.  There used to be (maybe still is?) a guy here in teh US that sold stripped and repackaged (lightly, just to make it easier to store) compressors that would fit under the seat, as you said.   I suppose you can probably still find some that are. 

I have an AirMan Sparrow (now called Tour in the latest version) which is small enough not to bother stripping the plastics.  Gets the tire inflated better than any other portable compressor I've had.

And +1 to the sticky strings.  Just remember to get new ones every few years, as they dry out and would seal as well.

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Re: Puncture repair kit
« Reply #16 on: Jul 16, 2020, 10:32 PM »
Persoanlly I never got on with the sticky string. I have had success with the mushroom plug 'repairs'. see:- https://www.google.com/search?q=mushroom+plug+repair+kit
Also electric compressor is in my books a better idea.... assuming you have the space.. Why?
..as long as you have power you have the ability to pump up your tyres, where as with C02 cylinders are finite.
..cylinders get very very cold when using, can catch the unwary out

I've had a mushroom plug in a tyre for 4,000+ miles with no leakage, no problems.