mercalia wrote:slimjim wrote:Buy a proper puncture repair kit in Poundland - they are fab
However, I am just about to try with evostick and a home mad repair patch so I will keep you posted
DONT I did and the little box was empty. The next one was almost empty - no patches or glue - I gave up. After getting a refund I had shake of the ones they had and most sounded very light
I didnt get one from another poundland like store where the innards were on display in a blister pack.
The poundland kits are OK; the glue and patches work even if the abrasive supplied is not good enough and there isn't very much rubber solution inside those tiny tubes. Obviously you do need to buy them before some thieving toerags have nicked the contents, presumably by prying up the corners of the box or something.
However the kits sold in blister packs in 'poundworld' are not at all good in one key respect; the rubber solution doesn't work! I have tried using these kits and the patches just don't stick very well. Since I've made the same patches work OK with other rubber solution, the problem must lie in the rubber solution. Shame really, because the rest of the kit is OK, worth it for the (steel) tyre levers alone in fact.
If all you need is patches and glue, you can buy kits with this and nothing else in with 'thumbs up' branding on them. The rubber solution works fine and the patches adhere well. You get lots of both for peanuts, really. The only snag is that the patches are too large for narrow tubes.