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Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

25 Jul 2013 11:04
gaffer tape?

or this

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/panaracer-flataway-tyre-liner/
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

25 Jul 2013 11:25
yeah, gaffer tape
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

25 Jul 2013 11:52
Thanks gents, hadn't thought of gaffer tape.

I had a puncture repaired on my car and they placed a small piece of rubber into the hole and sealed it with some kind of liquid rubber. I just wondered if there was something similar for bike tyres.
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

25 Jul 2013 14:16
I always carry a couple of inches cut old tyre with me when I ride as Ive had a similar thing and had to repair a tyre a few times. Just lay the old tyre inside behind the hole and reinflate. Air pressure keeps it in place.
generic_guy
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10230 posts since 16/9/02

25 Jul 2013 14:21
Wish me luck, had to fix a puncture so thought I'd try flipping the hub and riding fixed.Bit nervous Laughing out loud


Best
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9979 posts since 21/10/05

25 Jul 2013 14:25
changed my tires to continental gatorskins back in Feb, use them for a daily commute through central London and haven't had a puncture since - high recommended
mtthrvy2
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1988 posts since 8/11/10

25 Jul 2013 21:09
tyre boot http://www.wiggle.co.uk/park-tools-emergency-tyre-boot-patch/
Fläsket
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4002 posts since 14/8/04

26 Jul 2013 20:35
hey andy, consider a pair of these for your next tire purchase - http://www.conti-online.com/www/bicycle_de_en/themes/plusseries/trafficplus_en.html



http://www.dirtragmag.com/webrag/salsa-unveils-carbon-beargrease-fat-bike-and-updates-fargo
compulsiveshopper
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1292 posts since 12/6/12

1 Aug 2013 18:01
I was going to bid on this but got signed out. Seems a complete bargain.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281141481711
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

1 Aug 2013 18:09
Fläsket wrote: hey andy, consider a pair of these for your next tire purchase

Cheers man. I've ruled out similar tyres in the past due to the hassle of switching between them and proper off-road tyres, but I do most of my cycling on the road these days so might be a good idea.
Hanto
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3541 posts since 30/11/09

1 Aug 2013 18:11
Couldn't look any more stolen tbh. Bike broken up into parts and the seller has one feedback.
JacktheHat
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1655 posts since 26/2/10

2 Aug 2013 20:58
Anyone doing ride london 100 on Sunday? Got a 6.30 start time, have to be there at 5.30!
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

2 Aug 2013 21:19
i saw the times it was passing through kingston i though it must be some mistake..

Im doing a ride in from richmond to central for a few laps see what i can see, 2 years ago 2 people nearly died on the way in so always some fun to see (old hippy fell off no helmet head cracked, blood river, ambulance)

the the camera out for the pros coming through kingston on sunday.

Good luck jack!
Hanto
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3541 posts since 30/11/09

2 Aug 2013 22:53
That start time has now inspired me to get up and ride in time for the sunrise at the Devil's Punchbowl.
supervillainz
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198 posts since 8/8/11

3 Aug 2013 04:15
somebody have links to webshops from the uk with fixed gear stuff ? that ship outside the uk
timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

3 Aug 2013 10:05
Bought a renovated 653 Rourke frame off lfgss but it arrived with a chip on the headtube.



any suggestions about what I should do? The seller has offered to send some touch up paint - is this any easy enough thing to touch up? I'm a total noob when it comes to bikes.
Copper
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3082 posts since 29/11/11

3 Aug 2013 10:22
Anyone got any Reynolds 531 frames for sale? With forks
Burt
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6312 posts since 3/1/10

3 Aug 2013 10:26
Not about being a bike expert is it, timmbo? Renovated or not, if it's arrived with a fault then the seller's responsible for it, not you. Obviously if you're intending to keep it regardless then you could get it repaired locally and request the seller to pay for it or at least come to an agreement for the costs to be shared. I wouldn't wanna be doing it myself.
timmbo
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3511 posts since 9/2/10

3 Aug 2013 11:53
I'd like to keep it - I don't know whether something like this is easily repairable. Is it just a case of putting a bit of touch up paint on it, or does it need to be stripped and resprayed?
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

3 Aug 2013 12:57
gents thank you for the previous lock recommendation. arrived t'other day v.impressed. Any helmet recommendations? i live pretty much in central so i think its a must.