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Just used a tyre string repair kit to fix a puncture very quick and simple.
Easier and quicker than using a space saver wheel.
Any 1 else used them ?
 

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Yes.

I normally use the ones that look like a bowtie and have to
be tensioned with the tool, but the steel wires in car tyres tend to
break them and they won't go in.

These repairs are temporary use
only, and must be replaced with proper vulcanised patches at a tyre
depot as soon as possible. (Or the tyre will explode, supposedly)

I keep forgetting about them


Here is one that I forgot about for so long that I managed to wear the tread off the tyre. Motorbike, has no steel cords in the tread.

 

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Tman said:
Just used a tyre string repair kit to fix a puncture very quick and simple.
Easier and quicker than using a space saver wheel.
Any 1 else used them ?

Yes, but only as a temporary fix.
 

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Co-incidently, I have a puncture, and with no spare wheel*, I've got no option but to use tyre string, and it will have to last until Saturday.



*Tried to buy a wheel on eBay, and it went for stupid money. Meant to ring round the breakers, but I'm at work all the time. The comedy spare in the boot is illegal to use to go to work.
 

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In the off-road trials bike world we use plugs; commonly referred to as 'dog-turds' and I have to admit to using them on a road vehicle,many times, without fault...ever.
 
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