Tubelss tyre repair - how its done properly.

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Miller
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by Miller

Does the tread thickness affect how well worms work, like, more thickness is better? Or do they work even with thinly treaded tyres.

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Not sure I have only used plugs on 3mm + thick tyres. However I have shoved them into sidewalls and there is no bother. Sidewalls are thinner.

Worms are not hard to get right the truck is shove them in as far as you can then some more so little sticks out.

I looked for dynaplugs but £30+ is way too dear. Cheaper to learn how to use worms properly.

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Miller wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Does the tread thickness affect how well worms work, like, more thickness is better? Or do they work even with thinly treaded tyres.
I've had a cut that wouldn't seal on a Hutchinson Fusion 5 Galactik 11Storm TLR, they're super thin and came in at 213g new.
Attached is a photo with a 5mm cut that I plugged with a DynaPlug, and rode the tire until it's end of life.
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TimW wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:41 pm
To me they totally change the argument against tubeless..much faster than installing/changing a tube.
Ditto. As I said above, took me more time to pull the Dynaplug Micro out of my jersey pocket and unscrew the cap, than it did to plug the leak. Our friends were used to me changing flat tires pretty quick (aka 3 minutes or so for Vittoria Corsa clinchers) but this was less than 45-seconds total to be back on the bike and rolling away.
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bm0p700f wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Clanger is slang were I grew up for something that has gone badly wrong.
Thanks for the clarification. Now also for us non-UK folks, could you explain why everyone there thinks that canine testicles are so fabulous? :P
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