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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Last week I experienced a rather fast deflection of the rear tyre whilst in the outside lane of a motorway. One second I was nipping along then the front seemed to go light which rapidly developed into rear fish tailing. Luckily I managed to keep the bike upright and gingerly got the bike to the hard shoulder as quickly as I could. On inspection the tyre was completely deflated and I could see a small rear in the middle section. With no repair kit on me I had to wait 1.5hrs before being recovered home. Whilst I've been riding 20+ years this my first puncture and it's made me consider how best to prepare for any future events. I've looked at a traditional repair kit and the tyre sealant which you inject directly into the tyre. Interested in any views on these options?
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The treated rope or rubber plug with a CO2 cartridge has worked well for everyone I know who has had the need.

I don't think I would use and injectable sealant unless there was no other way. My experiences with that on lawn equipment tires has been terrible.
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I've managed to avoid punctures on a bike (no doubt that will now be rectified on my next ride!!). I always try to carry a limited plug kit and a couple of 'air' cartridges to get sufficient volume into the tyre before getting properly inflated. I know the recommendation is mostly to replace the tyre and not run with a plug but I've known guys to do fast road riding on a plugged tyre with no issue, you just need to be sensible on where the puncture is, i.e. no plugging on or near the sidewalls (obviously)... I wouldn't use the tyre sealant 'spray', too bulky and used it on a car tyre a fews years back and when I took to my deal to get a 'proper' puncture repair they said that wasn't possible as the sealant in effect knackers the inside of the tyre for the purposes of a tyre patch. I though this was BS but have heard others told the same story by other tyre repair places. I assume the same deal for a bike tyre.

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Who ever replaces your tire with the sealer goop in it will hate you !!!

The road side emergency plug kit (essentially automotive stuff with CO2 cartridges to inflate) work great to get you home....as long as it is just a small puncture. Cuts, large holes or damage in the sidewall are not repairable.

A "patch/plug" or "mushroom plug" installed from inside the tire will make a permanent repair that I would not hesitate to ride on until the tread is worn out. Most dealers won't do it because their lawyers tell them not to, but it can be easily done....once the tire is removed.
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I used oko whilst a bike courier In the 80s and nevet suffered any punctures...
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I used oko whilst a bike courier In the 80s and nevet suffered any punctures...
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As has been said, tyre fitters hate the sealant gloop and it goes everywhere.

That said, they are a simple and cost effective method of getting you to a garage / bar.

The roadside plugs (not the ones installed by tyre shops) are IMO fiddly and you need a few co2 cartridges to inflate a decent size rear tyre.

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I never ride anywhere without my plugs and co2. Saved me on many occasions. I've also used them for fast road riding. Im confident in my own tyre work and regularly inspect it.

Deffo get a tyre repair kit and keep it on you

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Users of V, W, Y, Z rated tyres should avoid using any sealant

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I used oko whilst a bike courier In the 80s and nevet suffered any punctures...
Their website says "Users of V, W, Y, Z rated tyres should avoid using any sealant." so I'm guessing that counts most MV users out? Shame seems great product.
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