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How to repair a punctured tubeless tyre | Step-by-step guide to plugging, patching and sewing tyres

How to repair a punctured tubeless tyre | Step-by-step guide to plugging, patching and sewing tyres

The sealant used in a tubeless tyre setup is designed to quickly plug small holes, often without you even realising. However, sometimes the size or…

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The sealant used in a tubeless tyre setup is designed to quickly plug small holes, often without you even realising.

However, sometimes the size or the location of the puncture will require more than sealant to fix it.

Here’s how to repair a punctured tubeless tyre using tubeless plugs, patches or sewing. What do you need to repair a tubeless puncture?

To repair a tubeless tyre puncture, you will require Tyre levers

Tubeless repair plug tool

Tubeless repair plugs

Pump For a more serious or stubborn puncture, you may need a tyre patch and/or a needle and thread.You may also require: Fresh tubeless sealant if your old sealant has dried up Replacement rim tape if the original tape is damaged An inner tube if you can’t repair the tyre How to fix a hole in a tubeless tyre using a tubeless plug Tubeless puncture plugs are a quick and effective solution. With these, there is no need to take off the tyre – just plug, re-inflate and go.While there are a number of tubeless repair kits out there, most work in a similar way, using a rubber plug to fill the hole.Once you’ve found the puncture, remove any offending items (a pick or a small pair of pliers are a useful addition to your tool bag for this very purpose).Next, use your tubeless plug tool to make sure there’s a sufficiently large hole for the plug to enter – carefully insert the spike into the tyre to avoid damaging the rim […]

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