- Do you consider tubeless tyre plug repairs as permanent ?
Not quite permanent – had a few pop out or work loose. Maybe putting a dab of glue on the hole first would help. Might also depend on how much and how soon you ride on it.
Had a puncture after 35 miles of Kielder 100, each time the fix lasted a further 30 miles, meaning that I had to fix it for a third time 5 miles from the end – just as the midges decided it was time for their evening meal.Posted 3 years ago
I’ve heard people say they are a get you home quick fix and the tyre should be properly patched at the earliest opportunity.
I’ve used them a few times and left them in for months with no problem, although they do always leave me thinking that maybe I should take the tyre off and patch it from inside.
Has anyone ever had one work loose or start leaking again ?Posted 3 years agostimpySubscriber
I use these on my Stans tubeless set up. In my experience if it takes as a puncture repair then it will hold and they last longer than the rest of the tyre does.
Although I’ve had a few not take (at all, from the start) and had to stitch/patch the tyre to repair. Never used glue, because they have a vulcanising goop you’re supposed to ream the puncture and coat the anchovy with. I reckon that probably wouldn’t play nice with glue.Posted 3 years agoknottinbotswanaMember
Probably have 5 or 6 in each of my tyres after a year of fatty ghetto tubeless, always fitted with a slathering of rubber cement/vulcanising stuff (same as used for fitting patches).
Would also love a ghetto substitute as it seems wrong paying close to a fiver for five worms. Compared to walking home though… priceless.Posted 3 years ago
Thinking about this a bit more…
It’s a bit strange that tubeless is almost universally used by proper mountain bikers, and repair plugs are pretty much essential if you’re running tubeless, yet only a couple of shops sell the repair kits and nobody’s got the refills in stock at the moment.
I’d have thought that Stan’s, or one of the other big names, would have caught on by now and started selling them through the big internet shops.Posted 3 years ago
Good find, andyl, although they are 100mm x 6mm, probably a bit thick to force through a bike tyre without causing more damage.
Zippykona, yes, I’ve always thought the claims of sealing 5mm holes were a bit ambitious. It wouldn’t do to admit that anything over 2mm is going to need a plug.Posted 3 years agojamesoSubscriber
Not as permanent as often as a Powerflex Superglue in hole + bit of inner tube patch glued on the inside fix ime. But quicker and easier to do trail-side. I don’t usually have worms (! the tablets work : ) ) but always have glue in my bag.Posted 3 years ago
Of the superglued inner tube patch fix 9/10 have lasted the remainder of the tyre tread life, ie apply a small patch well and it’s fixed. Sidewalls as well as tread area. Dental floss stitched one that had a larger sidewall cut and then glued it, again that lasted the tyre life.
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