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How to carry out an emergency repair on a slashed tyre:
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Those little 'get me home' tricks are useful.
posted by Super Domestique [1600 posts] 10th December 2012 - 15:45
Brilliant! Why did I not think of that!
posted by pirnie [185 posts] 10th December 2012 - 20:07
A fiver also does the trick. Though depends if the damage is pre or post coffee stop
posted by giff77 [1053 posts] 10th December 2012 - 20:27
*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?
posted by londonplayer [671 posts] 10th December 2012 - 21:13
nifty little trick!
posted by gthornton101 [55 posts] 17th December 2012 - 17:14
Once used a Tesco Clubcard to repair sidewall damage!
onward ever onward
posted by bikecellar [224 posts] 22nd December 2012 - 18:18
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.
posted by Manglier [69 posts] 27th December 2012 - 16:53
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).
posted by Municipal Waste [190 posts] 28th December 2012 - 21:21
Oh and Zip Vit energy gel wrappers are perfect for the job
posted by Municipal Waste [190 posts] 28th December 2012 - 21:22
Knew there was a reason I keep an extra Zip Vit gel in my saddle bag! Just a shame they taste like wallpaper paste!!
posted by pirnie [185 posts] 29th December 2012 - 0:23
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