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Old 2019-10-02, 11:39 PM   #1
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Puncture repair and inflation

The Crux tyre on my KH29 is a very tight fit and it would not easy to get the tyre of the rim and attempt to fix at the side of the road while out on a long ride. What do others use for an emergency tyre repair, such as sealant and CO2?
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Old 2019-10-03, 12:24 AM   #2
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I'm using Stans's sealant in a splitted half tube ghetto modding: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1_75J-o...=1ail8rz531rqh
Riding with a 20g Co2 but never needed it.
I did insert sealant directly inside the tire using a syringe
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Old 2019-10-03, 02:03 AM   #3
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One of my setups requires a lot of force with the tire tools to remove to tire. If I were not quite as strong, I wouldn't be able to do it. I'm guessing, however, that it can be done with less force and better technique. I can get the plastic tools in place, but it's the spreading of them that takes so much force. I would be sure you can't make it work with tools before spraying nasty stuff inside your tire.
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Old 2019-10-03, 04:14 AM   #4
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My longest rides are about 20km, so worst case scenario for me is that I have to walk back. I've only fixed 3 uni tires in the last 4 years of unicycling and only one time I got a flat while riding with the 29" in the forest. That wasn't very far at that time.
I do always ride with a set of Allen keys, because I had a few times that the bolts of the cranks loosened.
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Old 2019-10-03, 03:49 PM   #5
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Stan's also works very effectively in butyl inner tubes. This is the method I used while I was waiting for my carbon rim to arrive to go tubeless. I had been getting goat head thorn punctures routinely on my local daily ride, but after injecting just 2 oz of Stan's into the tube, I still picked up plenty of goat heads but every one of them sealed immediately.
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Old 2019-11-04, 03:23 PM   #6
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Stans for Electric Unicycles

I tried Stans on my 10" electric uni and it worked great!
I don't usually use sealant in my tires because of the added rolling weight, but this would be what I'd use in an emergency. It comes in a tiny bottle, super easy to fit in your pocket. Just be sure to remember a valve puller!
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