emergency puncture repair

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bikerboy
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emergency puncture repair

Postby bikerboy » 12 May 2009, 9:38pm

hi all,
just wondered what others out there use in an emergency say used up all your patches innertubes etc
what else could you use eg gum,
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Cavemud
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby Cavemud » 12 May 2009, 10:06pm

About five years ago I was up in the orkneys and got a pinch puncture. No shops around had any puncture kits.

I was riding 27" wheels with 1 1/4" tyres and was able to tie an overhand knot in the inntertube.

It worked fine with a slight bump........bump.............bump........

Tonyf33
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby Tonyf33 » 12 May 2009, 11:18pm

Pine/tree sap might work but would need to harden first. I also read that somewhere that people used to stuff grass into their tyres as a get you home faster than walking fix.

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Mick F
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby Mick F » 13 May 2009, 9:14am

A postage stamp?
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Grahamn
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby Grahamn » 13 May 2009, 11:23am

two small zip ties on either side of the hole - sorted !

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zenzinnia
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby zenzinnia » 13 May 2009, 2:02pm

Tonyf33 wrote:I also read that somewhere that people used to stuff grass into their tyres as a get you home faster than walking fix.


This really dosn't work and is a nightmare to clean up. It might be possible to try and use properly dried hay/ straw but grass is a no no.

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Si
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby Si » 13 May 2009, 3:03pm

I tried grass, well, road side vegitation anyway. Works for a bit before you end up with a green smoothie being splattered over everything.

PW
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby PW » 13 May 2009, 9:55pm

It got me home off the moors one night when 2 spare inner tubes turned out to have faulty valves. The mess was hideous though! :roll:
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lauriematt
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby lauriematt » 14 May 2009, 2:45pm

i broke a presta valve once - ripped the rubber a the base - impossible to fit a patch

applied loads of glue with some tight rubber bands wrapped around it

did me well for a good couple of days
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MLJ
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Re: emergency puncture repair

Postby MLJ » 15 May 2009, 9:19am

Ordinary insulation tape can work well when wrapped around the tube and stuck to itself. It will usually stretch enough to cope with re-inflation.