Calnago wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:49 am
Yeah, sealant being used just as a flat fix has been awesome for tubular riders. Just remove the valve core, put in about 10-15ml of sealant, let it run to the hole, pump up and carry on. Easy peasy. Extremely rare that an actual spare tire needs to be put on, but I have one just in case.
I always bring with me a bottle of Tufo Extreme Sealant which work perfectly when i needed (last time i had to use month ago on almost new Vittoria Corsa G+ and month later im still on that tire and have around 600 km from the puncture for now). In this case was slow leak, so i used the sealant when i got home, since still enough air to be rideable...
Also have always with me Tufo Spare Tub which is about 135gm and fold really minimal in size..
Only once i forgot to bring the tire with me (it's in my jersey pocket, not under the saddle..). Guess what? I had sidewall puncture (Vittoria Corsa G+ with about 3000 km) , big enough that Sealant doesnt work...
Lucky for me it was allready in the town, and to have even more luck, friend arrived with car totaly random
and he recognized me , so he bring me home (like 3-4 km from my home). Second time sealant doesnt work was on Continental Sprinter Tub, with about 5000 km on it.. Again big sidewall cut, which sealant was not able to cover... Just replaced the tub with spare and get back home (80 km from home), and this was really quick process and trouble free. To be easier to unglue tire on the road, i always bring with me Campagnolo Tyre Levers, which i found perfect for this... So until now, still did not used my phone as remedy
, but trying to dont forget the spare tub