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

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by jay clock, 2 Nov 2017.

  1. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    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 an hour it took.

    Any ideas for better rim tape or a solution?
  2. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    Proper rim tape, not insulating tape. I don't have a Brompton, but the nearest thing I had was fitted with 20 inch wheels and used Velox.
  3. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    East Devon
    Last edited: 2 Nov 2017
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  4. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Velox. Honestly, it's the best.
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  5. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Velox, not once has it failed me.
  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Velox. Measure the width of the channel not the width of the rim AIUI.

    Or if you can't get it locally and won't wait, carefully cut down a smaller inner tube, although an inner tube smaller than Brompton size might be harder to find than velox tape!
  7. Nibor

    Nibor Bewildered

    I have used Gaffer tape on BMX rims before now. Works perfectly
  8. OP
    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Hampshire UK
    Thanks for all the replies. The currently fitted (original Brompton) tape slips badly sideways

    Will have a look at some Velox
  9. T4tomo

    T4tomo Veteran

    I had that problem once in the dim and distant past, and I think I just used insulation tape to hold the brommie stuff in place.
  10. oldwheels

    oldwheels Veteran

    My Brompton rim tape slipped sideways and caused a puncture. Since I was not at home I just put insulation tape on top of the Brompton stuff about 18 months ago with no recurring problems. I always have a roll of it in my bag as it can be used for all sorts of minor problems.
  11. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

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