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I keep a spare tube in my pannier on my commuting bike, so that I don't have to do a repair at the roadside and save a bit of time. Once though, I found that a hole had worn through it on an edge of the tube where it was folded. I picked up a tip to wrap the inner tube in cling film, to prevent this happening, which I did. However, on Friday, I had a puncture and found that both the cling film and inner tube had worn through! Any suggestions for something I can use instead of cling film?

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Redvee [354 posts] 3 years ago
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Friction between the pannier material and tube has to be causing this over a long time. What time period are you getting between punctures? My tubes are in my saddle bag along with a few tools etc and I've had no such problems.

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cat1commuter [1422 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes, and it is the friction that the (several layers of) cling film is supposed to avoid. Months between punctures. 100 miles a week.

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glynr36 [637 posts] 3 years ago
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Keep it in the box if it's in a pannier?

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Gkam84 [9109 posts] 3 years ago
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Always keep it in the box it comes with, that is what it is for. Different if you are using a saddle bag, but in a pannier, there isn't so much of a space constraint

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Jack Osbourne snr [680 posts] 3 years ago
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Gkam84 wrote:

Always keep it in the box it comes with, that is what it is for. Different if you are using a saddle bag, but in a pannier, there isn't so much of a space constraint

And wrap it in cling film