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Kit saved the day. LOVE the tiny size! Mini pump and patches work brilliantly!
on 20 July 2016
- Comes with everything you need
- Use plastic prongs to peg the tyre in place, to remove it (use hook to clip onto spoke, so one clip stays in place, whilst you attach the other)
- Decent allan key kit. Like this very much.
- Pump works. Slowly but brilliantly. Cool micro size.
Note with the pump, the lever must be down when you attach it to the bike air nozzle. Then lift the lever UP, to close the seal when you are ready to start pumping, not the other way around as you might expect.
Only needed this once. A friends rear tyre blew. It had literally worn through, and worn out, completely. We used two of these patches, one on the inner rubber tube, and the other inside the bicycle tyre for extra padding, to give him a millimetre of new tread. These patches are good enough to repair normal punctures, but have have proven to be good/strong enough to repair actual HOLES due to wear, as well. They worked well!
Not sure on required drying time, so we gave it just under 15 minutes, which proved sufficient.
There are several patches inside of different sizes. Plenty for multiple incidents. Spare patches and glue can be bought from poundland for a quid, which you can use to top up/refill this kit should your patch supply run low.
NOTE: When patching inner tubing, it really did seem that the glue was not sticking to the rubber very well at all, at first, so glue was used in abundance. It did stick, just very slowly, and required encouragement, massage it in hard first. Be patient, take your time, allow the glue time to melt into the rubber, keeping patched area as still as possible, would be my advice).
Like the tiny size of the whole kit, including the mini pump. There was enough extra space inside the kit to add a pen, USB light, cable ties, a miniature spanner, and tiny emergency things which you might want to keep in there. Velcro is good, strong, holds on well.
The case is very durable, is rainproof, and is also easily removed, just remember to take it with you. Really happy with this inexpensive, highly useful, lightweight and very small emergency kit!
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