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How to carry out an emergency repair on a slashed tyre:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y43AqMJoxHI&feature=plcp

www.cadenceperformance.com

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Super Domestique [1605 posts] 3 years ago
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Cool.

Those little 'get me home' tricks are useful.

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pirnie [199 posts] 3 years ago
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Brilliant! Why did I not think of that!

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giff77 [1251 posts] 3 years ago
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A fiver also does the trick. Though depends if the damage is pre or post coffee stop  3

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londonplayer [620 posts] 3 years ago
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*stupid comment time*

I've changed my inner tube, pumped up the tyre to high pressure and carried on using my outer tyre in the past. Surely you'd need to have a hell of a slash in the tyre for it to fail whilst pedalling home?

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gthornton101 [118 posts] 3 years ago
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nifty little trick!

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bikecellar [268 posts] 3 years ago
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Once used a Tesco Clubcard to repair sidewall damage!

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Spangly Shiny [115 posts] 3 years ago
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Or simply carry a section of an old tyre with the bead removed. That way, because you have it, you know you'll never need it.

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Municipal Waste [239 posts] 3 years ago
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Quite often you can find that even a 1cm cut in a tyre's side wall can cause a blow out once you get as far as about 60psi. Usually in the tread of the tyre you can get away with it as there's a bit more material (unless you love skidding about on a fixie).

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Municipal Waste [239 posts] 3 years ago
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Oh and Zip Vit energy gel wrappers are perfect for the job  26

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pirnie [199 posts] 3 years ago
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Knew there was a reason I keep an extra Zip Vit gel in my saddle bag! Just a shame they taste like wallpaper paste!!