Puncture repair kit

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MikeS
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Puncture repair kit

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My puncture repair kit (the one with rubberised string plugs) is getting on for 7 years old now so I'm going to replace it. I'm not sure how long these plugs stay pliable and effective. I've never had to use it so I'm not sure how easy it is to fix a puncture or however effective it would be.
Looking on youtube I've seen videos on "stop and go" kits which look pretty well thought out. I was wondering if anybody had any practical advice from having used them which was the better option.


Or are there any better alternatives?


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I’ve not used the stop and go (sorry) but I have used the Rema tip top kit in anger. It was great and easy to use. I carry one everywhere now.
It got me all the way home to the uk from the Swiss/french border and after my confidence grew and a stop to check everything I rode all home at normal motorway speeds.
The repair ended up doing 1000+ miles!


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I carry one of these on the bike, and in the car http://www.dynaplug-uk.com/product-page-25

I've never had to use it in anger, but when I first got it, I tried it out on a couple of purpose-made punctures on an old wheel and tyre a mate had in his garage. Afaik, the tyre is still holding full pressure from a year or more ago, I got fed up of checking it!  The kit is simplicity itself to use - no reaming, no glue.....find the hole, remove the nail or whatever, load the plug into the tool, push in, cut flush....job done, all you need is a small 12v compressor or cartridges to do the inflating - I carry an Airman Tour. All the kit stores in the tool's handle too, very convenient. I really don't know why people bother with other methods!
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MikeS wrote: My puncture repair kit (the one with rubberised string plugs) is getting on for 7 years old now so I'm going to replace it. I'm not sure how long these plugs stay pliable and effective. I've never had to use it so I'm not sure how easy it is to fix a puncture or however effective it would be.
Looking on youtube I've seen videos on "stop and go" kits which look pretty well thought out. I was wondering if anybody had any practical advice from having used them which was the better option.


Or are there any better alternatives?


Mike

Mike I have the Stop and Go kit. Have the small pocket version and use an electric pump to inflate tyre. Have used it three times and it has worked really well. If you go for the kit my only tip is make sure the rubber plugs are lubricated. From new they come in a sealed bag and are lubricated. However once opened they can dry out a little. If they are dry it makes it much harder to push into the tyre. Seal bag well. Good piece of kit.
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Stop n go with mini pump (direct to battery),used on a front tyre puncture ( screw),worked a treat , was still holding correct pressure one week later when I had tyre replaced. I also carry the sticky string kit as these are better at filling non round punctures
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