1. S

    First Puncture?

    Morning all, after some advice and help please So I got my bike about a month ago, done a nice 90 miles on it last week, however I went out last night and noticed my front wheel had lost a lot of air, whereas the rear was as solid as the day I purchased the bike For some stupid reason...
  2. stuarttunstall

    Puncture day today...

    So, I have been doing 14 miles a day since I was furloughed from work, so far that's just over 500 miles done in 5 weeks... All was going well until I had a puncture in the front wheel :( mind you can't complain, on 3rd in two years of having my bike (touch wood) and it was the front wheel so...
  3. J

    Slow puncture repair

    I boughht myself a Boardman SLR 8.6 road bike a couple of months ago, just in time for lockdown exercising!!! I'm pretty sure that the spec on the bike said 'tubeless ready' but as Boardman's website's disappeared, I can't confirm that! Now, I have a rear wheel slow puncture so what to do to...
  4. plastic_cylclist

    First ever puncture

    Happened today, 15 miles in, absolutely unprepared, no tools on board whatsoever, a long, lonely walk back ! So, as a total rookie, is it better to replace the tube or repair the puncture? Hell, I don't even know if it even has a tube ! Also, what and how do you store a pump / tools on the bike...
  5. Phaeton

    Bloody Puncture Fairy, more like Puncture Assassin

    On my way back home today, got to the bottom of the hill & the backend starts wiggling all over the place almost uncontrollable, pulled up & looked back to find. On pulling it out, it just kept coming Luckily only 2 miles from home, as the slime wouldn't seal it & I only had the wrong...
  6. gavroche

    Anyone tried this new puncture proof membrane?

    https://biliproduct.com/collections/bicycle-accessories/products/bicycle-inner-tubes-explosion-proof-lining-tire-pad Or is it too good to be true?
  7. wafter


    I love riding modern bikes but to be honest I'm not sold on a lot of the "advances" made in the cycling world over past decades; it seems that what we have now isn't necessarily simply "better" than what we had 30-40yrs ago. Granted there have been some very welcome and legit improvements; but...
  8. Stu Smith

    Puncture Anxiety

    Last year I purchased some Prime RR 50-V2 wheels (60th Birthday treat to self). These are clincher and tubeless compatible. When they arrived along with the new Continental Ultra Sport 2 folding tyres and tubes. I was very eager to get these fitted and on the bike. This is where it all went a...
  9. steelisbest

    Puncture repair on Sprint 20

    I have not yet had a puncture on the trike - anything specific I need to know regarding getting the front wheel/tyre off ( mudguards fitted)? Also what should be kept on the machine for doing this at roadside ? THanks Phil
  10. Blue Hills

    Snakebite puncture

    Much to my surprise got one the other day. Am a meanie but wondering - do you folks patch such punctures? A bit mystified as to what caused it as am normally careful about fittings tubes and checking that nothing is trapped (it was a newly fitted wheel and tube/tyre) and it didn't happen until...
  11. nickAKA

    Sporty, cheap, puncture resistant tyres?

    Yeah I know, it doesn't quite work like that :laugh: For my bike over in Spain which is currently being ridden by the brother in law; I took the semi-knobbly adventure road tyres off in the spring and put 32mm gatorskins on purely for puncture protection. He's hit a cats eye today and managed...
  12. G

    Puncture Protection Tyres

    Hi there I'm looking for recommendations for the best puncture protection road tyres 700 x 25mm. I have previously used Continental Gatorskin Hardshell tyes which are very good. Any others as a recommendation? Thanks in advance J
  13. Kell

    First puncture...

    I very nearly posted in the 'tyres sucking the life out of me' thread the other day to say that while Marathon Plus tyres might be heavier and slower, I happily accept that for the puncture protection - especially on a bike that's only used for commuting. But I thought I'd jinx myself if I did...
  14. S

    Front/Rear puncture distributions

    Over the last year I've had two rear wheel flats (both on cheapo unprotected tyres), yet none in the front wheel. That got me thinking about the probability and reason for one tyre puncturing rather than the other. On one hand, there's an argument that the rear wheel carries more load, so will...
  15. U

    Puncture repairs

    My last bike went 12 years without a puncture. My current bike has had 2 in 6 months. The first one, I repaired with a puncture repair kit that cost me 6 quid. It comes with a set of useless tools including two plastic tyre levers that bent on first use. When I got my second puncture I thought...
  16. Trigger369

    Small hole in tyre after puncture

    Would like to hear your thoughts . Got a puncture on last ride out. on inspection after I got home this is the hole in the tyre .will it be ok to continue on it could it blow
  17. Accy cyclist

    My puncture exploits yesterday

    So there i was 8 miles from home when i had a visit...from the puncture fairy!!:eek: I was due one seeing as she hadn't visited for about 4000 miles. It just had to be the day when i thought i'd venture further from home than i normally do,though it could've been worse as at one point i was 20...
  18. saul

    Tyre bead not seating in rim.

    So, had my first puncture yesterday. Going back to my childhood I decided to try and fix it and successfully managed to do so. However now that I have put the tube back in and the tyre back on, I have got this lifting of tyre. I have tried to Deflate the tyre, making sure the tyre was back on...
  19. Sunny Portrush

    When`s a puncture not a puncture??

    After about a 40 mile right through the Pentland Hills, I got to within a 500 metres from home when I noticed the bike was handling strange. Eventually dawned on me that the front wheel was soft. Got home, had a quick look at couldn`t see anything obvious so I pumped it back up again. Stayed...
  20. Biker Joe

    Timely Puncture

    I just got back from a 20 Mile ride. Just as I was approaching my house, I got a rear wheel puncture. How timely was that? Only had 50 Metres to walk.:okay:
  21. airborneal

    Areo Clipped Saddle Bag, Mini Pump, Levers and Puncture Patches Bundle

    All items are new Large expanding Areo Saddle bag, clips [no straps], Two side pockets, very nice bag Phaart mini pump [Planet X] and bracket for fixing Two Italian tyre levers Box of pre glued patches [raleigh] £16 posted
  22. DaddyPaddey

    Feeding the puncture fairy

    Riding the Scorpion down a country lane last Wednesday we met a Range Rover who was determined not to get the slightest bit of grass [let alone mud] on his tyres. As there was not room I was forced off the road into a stony farm entrance whilst the RRover swept by without acknowledgment...
  23. Black Sheep

    up yours puncture fairy

    Had to patch the puncture on the front of the road bike last night Think the only puncture I've had on that bike was shortly after I built it in 2006, I'd forgotten how stiff road bike tyres are to get on and off. so, puncture fairy, you finally got me you *****!
  24. Tin Pot

    Not bike puncture repair...

    ...but you guys know more than gardeners about punctures right? ;) I’m using Halfords puncture repair patches and glue which have been fine on continental bike inners, but now I’m applying it to this garden cart inner tube it’s just not sticking. Rough surface, apply glue to patch allow to...
  25. N

    The Puncture Repair Kit Conundrum

    Although I ride a CX bike with mudguards, a rack and pannier, I never like to carry any superfluous weight. Having commuted for a fair number of years and having never suffered a puncture, I had long since given up carry a puncture repair kit with me until on a wet winter night, I realised that...
  26. M

    What puncture repair?

    Hi all, Intending to do a sprint triathlon in a few weeks with ~20km of cycling involved. Currently when out cycling I stuff a pump, tyre levers and a tube into my jersey. This won't be possible in a tri suit. Would you recommend getting a saddle bag, using co2 instead of a pump, or getting...
  27. Sharky

    Check your rubber solution

    The other day I had a puncture in the rear tyre. So off came the wheel and I located the hole in the tube, but alas, when I got the tube of rubber solution out of the bag, I found it had dried up completely and was unable to stick a patch on. So had to walk back home. Fortunately though I'd...
  28. airborneal

    Cannondale Pump, Gauge and puncture Bundle Sold !

    Nice little bundle, Cannondale Airspeed LX Pump Presta and Schrader, I use one of these for 110 psi on my road bike. Twinvalve Tyre guage, separate ports for Schrader & Presta. Has a bleed valve, if you have over pumped you can bleed off extra pressure. Pack of 6 glue less patches 3 ekip tyre...
  29. gbs

    Pressure and p******* proofing

    I normally run at the high end of tyre manufcturers' recommended pressures, typically 7-9 bar. If I reduce to the lower end of that range I will expect some gain in comfort and grip and some increase in rolling resistance. Will there be any change in the p******* resistance?
  30. jay clock

    Brompton puncture repair (F$%^&*KIN& HEKK)

    I have a Brompton with Marathons on. There or four punctures in 3-4 years. All of them I think are rim tape related. I have (Now for the second time on the back) used electrical tape as well. The issue is that the valley of the rim is v shaped so it is impossible to get it seated flat About...
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