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Tyre boots.

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
edited September 2009 in Road beginners
Having had a few splits the best tyre boot for emergencies I have found is a cut section from a fizzy drink bottle. You can cut them any size you like, de-burr them and they weigh nothing, take up hardly any space and do not bulge at all when inserted.

Any other suggestions ?

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  • Cut up an empty tooth paste tube.
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  • FlasheartFlasheart Posts: 1,278
    I used a length of electrical tape for a boot to get me the last 12 miles home a couple of months ago. I folded it upon itself a couple of times then stuck it inside the tyre. Worked fine :wink:
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  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    Sandpaper - rough bit facing tyre.
  • duct tape... fixes anything.


    Hell I even once stuck the front 2' on a rowing eight with it and rowed it back to the boathouse!
  • juankerrjuankerr Posts: 1,099
    Toothpaste tube, wrapped with bit of duct tape so I have a choice of materials. Never had to use it mind.
  • FlasheartFlasheart Posts: 1,278
    duct tape... fixes anything.


    Hell I even once stuck the front 2' on a rowing eight with it and rowed it back to the boathouse!

    "Duct tape is like the force: It has a dark side and a light side and it holds the universe together."
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  • geoff_ssgeoff_ss Posts: 1,234
    I've use a bit of polythene bag wrapped round the inner tube where the tyre is split to get me 30 miles home. It works well if you don't use extreme pressures and weighs very little. I used the bag I'd had my sandwiches in earlier in the day.

    I suppose duct tape will work (it always does :) ) as will toothpaste tube but who carries that round when you're out for the day? I would have thought the harder plastic of a drinks bottle would be likely to chafe a puncture in time.

    Geoff
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  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    A 'note of the realm' folded, is perfect.
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  • I'm using a small piece of crisp packet glued to the inside of the tyre...... have been for about 2 years now!
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