Get home af­ter a punc­ture

Don’t feel flat af­ter a road­side de­fla­tion

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Find the cul­prit

Lo­cate the cause of the punc­ture and mark the area round it. Check the rest for dam­age and then care­fully re­move the cause, us­ing a pair of pli­ers or grips. En­sure the plug is ap­pro­pri­ately sized for the hole.

Get a Grypp

Gryyp type kits (£37.99) are the eas­i­est to use. Screw in the key-shaped re­pair medium and snap off the twist han­dle when fully in­serted. A Rema kit (£27.99) in­volves ream­ing out the hole with a spe­cial tool.

Glue and in­flate

Add ce­ment to both the plug and hole. Next, use the sup­plied CO gas

2 car­tridge and adapter to in­flate the tyre. These are in­su­lated with plas­tic mesh to pro­tect your fin­gers from the fast-cool­ing car­tridge.

Un­der pres­sure?

Check the re­pair by putting spit over the spot and look­ing for bub­bles. Make sure the tyre is in­flated to the right pres­sure. Re­mem­ber that the fix is tem­po­rary and will have a speed re­stric­tion.

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