Keeping the puncture fairy at bay
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dreaded puncture fairy has struck
1. Practice your puncture repair skills at home in the dry so you are familiar with how easy or hard your particular tyres are to get off and on.
2. Carry a spare tube or two and don't fix your puncture at the roadside unless you have to.
3. Carry glue less patches for quick fixes.
4. Carry a CO2 pump. They're small to carry and they inflate tyres in a second. They also stop you wasting time at the roadside in the cold and wet.
5. Check your tyres once a month for cuts and debris. Turn you bike upside down. Take the air out of the tyres and squeeze them gently to look for cuts and embedded objects. Use a tweezer or small flat bladed screwdriver to get bits of flint and glass out and glue and open cuts with super glue.
6. Buy a track pump and inflate your tyres to the correct pressure once a week.