puncture repair kit
This is handy – everything you need to fix a puncture in one little pack. You get an Air Rush Regulator CO2 inflator that allows you to control the airflow with the twist of a little wheel, two sturdy tyre levers, and two threaded 16g CO2 cartridges. There’s also a rubber sleeve that you fit over the cartridge to stop your fingers from freezing and a bunch of glueless patches.
Knog’s penchant for outlandish names continues, although dubbing a puncture repair kit “porno patches” suggests they’re intended for repairing inflatable sex toys. While I’m more leave than take when it comes to the graphics, styling and name, credit where it’s due: the adhesive patches work better than most. However, aesthetics appear to take precedence-not what’s needed nursing a flat down a dark lane in the dead of night.
From its gaudy green box to its double scalloped, feather edged patches, the Rema Tip Top TT02 touring kit is more an institution than an accessory. You're spoilt for choice these days if you're looking to mend a tube but you'll go a long way before you find better quality tools for the job than these.
Inside the box you'll find some decent quality emery paper, a tube of vulcanising solution and seven patches: six round ones and a long one for big holes. Oh, and a bit of tube to mend a Woods valve, if you have any of them knocking about.