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Old 15th July 2018, 05:16 PM   #1
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Went for a spin in the warm weather only to find a 2 inch screw in the rear tyre. Only 1000 miles on the clock and totally u/s. What a waste of good rubber. Now need to buy a new rear tyre and the hassle of it all. Blinking fumin

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Old 15th July 2018, 05:48 PM   #2
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Worth checking to see if it can be repaired
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Old 15th July 2018, 06:07 PM   #3
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It’s only a tyre go and light em up and get yourself 2
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Old 15th July 2018, 06:52 PM   #4
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Hang on a minute, Mr. Flute, how did you return to base following the puncture ? I’m wondering if this the first documented case of someone successfully using tyre foam, amusingly known as the Mobility Kit. If so how ?

My commiserations on the puncture.
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Old 15th July 2018, 07:34 PM   #5
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Hang on a minute, Mr. Flute, how did you return to base following the puncture ? Iím wondering if this the first documented case of someone successfully using tyre foam, amusingly known as the Mobility Kit. If so how ?

My commiserations on the puncture.
It only lost pressure slowly so I did it need the puncture repair kit

200 quid for a new yan so itís an expensive screw

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Old 15th July 2018, 07:49 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear. I know your pain. Happened to me at my old office car park a lot. Must have had at least 4 nails through tyres at that place. Very frustrating.

£200 for the new tyre seems quite good valu? I thought they were more like £250 each. What are you fitting and where did you get the new tyre?
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Old 16th July 2018, 12:28 AM   #7
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Can you not get it plugged???
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Old 16th July 2018, 08:05 AM   #8
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Can you not get it plugged???
I think it doesn't want a repaired tyre.
OP get it repaired and sell on ebay. I am sure you will get 50% of the cost of a new one
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Old 16th July 2018, 02:31 PM   #9
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I think it doesn't want a repaired tyre.
OP get it repaired and sell on ebay. I am sure you will get 50% of the cost of a new one
Itís a good shout. I may see if itís repairable and use it as a spare if needed.
Got the price fitted to £235.

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Old 16th July 2018, 04:44 PM   #10
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^ What made you day "totally u/s" in post 1?
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Old 16th July 2018, 06:13 PM   #11
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Take no notice of the likes of Kwikfit if they say it cant be repaired.

Just go to a place that does Vulcanising repairs, should cost about £20
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Old 16th July 2018, 06:31 PM   #12
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^ What made you day "totally u/s" in post 1?
The 2Ē long screw is approx an inch in from the side wall. If it was in the centre it maybe repairable. But itís isnt, typical
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Old 17th July 2018, 03:52 AM   #13
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The 2Ē long screw is approx an inch in from the side wall. If it was in the centre it maybe repairable. But itís isnt, typical
Like i said , it IS repairable get it vulcanised!!
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Old 17th July 2018, 11:13 PM   #14
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New tyre fitted today. Advice from a good friend in the business was that this wasnít repairable. Tyre now scrap but hey ho thatís just how it is.

Happy now

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