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 Post subject: Re: Puncture Repair Kits
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:28 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Tel wrote:
(they were out before the 80's, Do people still use frame fit pumps?.

I'm talking about the micro co2 cartridges Tel! I know all about the old ones and yes some people use frame-fit pumps :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Puncture Repair Kits
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:38 pm 
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I use a frame fit pump, and also use CO2s. I have never found they expire . I only use the CO2 if a) it is freezing cold and I want to get moving again asap or b) I'm riding in a group who are waiting.

Otherwise I will use the pump, mini pumps are rubbish unless you want to ride at 60psi and pump the things 1000 times ...

I have had good results with the park tools self adhesive patches but they are not a permanent solution, for that traditional feather edge patches are best.

That said I always carry a spare tube (2 in winter) so it's only a very bad day when you have to resort to patches on the roadside.


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 Post subject: Re: Puncture Repair Kits
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:25 pm 
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Montello wrote:
That said I always carry a spare tube (2 in winter)

I carry three spare tubes throughout the year and panic even if i puncture
just once and at the cafe stop i'll mend the punctured tube :roll:

Had an epic puncture episode last year... Three tubes punctured - Three tubes repaired - Three tubes punctured - Home[just]


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 Post subject: Re: Puncture Repair Kits
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:14 pm 
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You need better tyres. I luckily rarely get a double puncture. Jinxed now ...


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 Post subject: Re: Puncture Repair Kits
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Iwasgoodonce wrote:
Rema Tip Top. I have never found the need to use anything else.


+1. Top tip.
http://www.rematiptop.com/parts.php


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 Post subject: Re: Puncture Repair Kits
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:02 am 
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I use a Mosquito pump. Its a mini pump with a CO2 cartridge inside. Brilliant idea as you can use the pump even after you have used up the CO2.


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