I know this topic has been picked to bits recently but look at this bloooody screw making a home for itself in my 1 week old new rear tire.
Literally I replaced it last week as I had 2 of the fucccccckers! £106 straight after christmas, lovely! hopefullly should be able to get this one plugged! But seriously though where do they come from??? I’m not an overly aggressive filterer and I dont park my bike in a bloody wood shed!
well hope your right with the coming in waves thing. As Im broke at the minute and cant afford yet a new tire.
I think basically its the filtering right up close to pavement and traffic lights, where you get all the broken glass from accidents and the like. I always try to avoid filtering into the gutters but sometimes its easy to get impatiant on your way home from work. Guess this is a lessoned learned. wait for a good bit of tarmac and let the scooters and uber impatiant couriors get them.
You won’t regret it. In fact you may never get a puncture again, it’s a bit like wearing waterproofs ‘in case’ of rain. It then doesn’t rain.
Seriously though, Ultraseal has had a positive effect on my wallet, as most tiny holes can safely be left to it’s ministrations, no need to get a vulcanised plug. Bigger ones can still be repaired professionally.
Also there is the peace of mind aspect when riding far from home - you know you have a sporting chance of getting to your destination without calling out your recovery squad.
Ultraseal is water soluble so you just make sure you let all the air out and then wash out the Ultraseal when the tyre is off the rim. You have to reapply the Ultraseal afterwards though, but as you almsot never get punctures with Ultraseal fitted that is rarely an issue.
looks like its going to be ultra seal all the way then, as ive just dropped off the bike at the garage and I’m sat waiting at home as its my only transport to get to work. Just to mke matters worse he thinks its too close to the edge of the tire to plug!!! so am crossing my fingerss he can as i physically cant afford another tire
I’m looking at Slime/Ultraseal alternatives as well. Picked up 3 screws in tyres in two months. Had them plugged, but it is annoying! Now that I have a wider rear tyre, I’ll certainly pick more up! Time to slime them.