Wednesday Ride Report & Puncture Advice
Great ride today, thanks to David’s route planning around East Yorkshire, & unseasonably warm November weather and of course great company. Great lunch in Scagglethorpe, lots of dry twisties, plenty of muddy ones too.
One of our party suffered a puncture, caused by a piece of stone, which left a hole size of a biro. i.e. massive. Tire repair foam applied, no use whatsoever.
I applied my “Crafty Plugger” (rats tails) kit, which has never failed repairs for me (unlike “mushrooms”, & aforesaid foam). It took 3 strings to seal the hole, the most I’ve ever had to use, but it worked. Pumped up with 4 CO2 canisters, and we were gingerly away.
No leaks after an hour or so. & our rider rode home safely
I have championed “Crafty Plugger” before, a couple of riders asked me to remind them where to buy: http://craftyplugger.com
You also need a means to pump your tyre up, I favour CO2 mini bottles, with a applicator tool. Buy at cycle shops (Halfords, Evans), or, cheaper online.
All the best