Lezyne Classic Puncture Repair kit  £2.99

8/10

Great value, dependable repair kit

Weight 27g   Contact  www.upgradebikes.co.uk

by Shaun Audane   May 5, 2012  

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The Lezyne Classic Puncture Repair Kit has proved hard to fault. No matter how good your tyres, maintenance or riding style, sooner or later, we all succumb to the dreaded hiss. Pisssssspharp! If there's no ruinous gash needing a new tube, this is a  decent patch kit that will get you home.

Being a company that places great emphasis on design, Lezyne have solved the rattley box problem by squeezing a 7cc tube of vulcanising solution, stainless steel scuffer, eight feathered edge patches of various sizes with a contingency tyre boot that doubles up as repair instructions into a small, square plastic tub. Its arrival proved timely, since on the return leg of a stormy ride, I fell prey to two savage cuts caused by jagged particles of broken glass piercing both the casing of my tyre and thorn-resistant tube.

Giving the localised wounds a cursory scuffing, I pierced the tube of surprisingly pungent rubber solution, smeared it liberally over the affected areas and left curing for the recommended two minutes before compressing the patch for a minute or so. Turning my attentions to the carcass, it was a case of extracting deeply embedded shrapnel using a set of tweezers and filling the gash with the emergency boot before cursing myself, having left the Co2 inflator at home.

Tube reinstated and 550 strokes of the hand pump later, we were 80psi better off and bowling home. Ten miles later and in the comfort of my kitchen, I went on a tube-patching binge, successfully reviving two out of three featherweight types left languishing in a corner of the garage. In centrally heated environments, the solvent cures in around forty-five seconds and patches stuck fast in around two minutes, unfazed by tricky seams. I even managed to fix some holes right by the valve stem with the help of a clothes peg.

Verdict

Great value, dependable repair kit.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Lezyne Classic Puncture Repair kit

Size tested: n/a

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Extremely reliable to date.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10

39g by my scales.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Comprehensive repair kit with good quality individual components means dependable repair, even by the roadside in a torrential downpour.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Well designed, competitively priced and extremely reliable.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing, although a bigger tube of solution would've been nice.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Without hesitation.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 38  Height: 1m 81  Weight: 70 kilos

I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset  My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

 

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Looks good but I'll stick with the trusty Rema tip top.

Ps how did the clothes peg help?

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posted by TheHatter [810 posts]
5th May 2012 - 13:52

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It's a technique I've employed in the past year or so to give patches the best possible chance of staying put.

Clothes pegs on your patch.jpg
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posted by Shaun Audane [728 posts]
5th May 2012 - 22:57

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How do you get the tyre back on with the pegs sticking out like that?

posted by Jonathing [48 posts]
6th May 2012 - 15:51

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Perhaps I should clarify Smile

Leave the pegs in situ for ten minutes-longer if patching from the comfort of home. Once satisfied said patch won't lift or peel, pop the pegs back in your wedge/saddlebag/jersey pocket/neighbour's peg bag and remount the tyre as usual.

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posted by Shaun Audane [728 posts]
6th May 2012 - 22:08

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But does it also contain French talc, it's not a truly "classic" puncture repair kit without it.

posted by FMOAB [229 posts]
6th May 2012 - 22:59

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