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Puncture Finding
#1
How long does it usually take to find a puncture?<br />
Would it be useful to have something that could locate one quickly, without fully removing the inner tubing or using a bucket of water?

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#2
We usually carry spare inner tubes in case of punctures.<br />
Remove wheel and take out punctured tube. **N.B. note which way round it is in the tyre.<br />
Pump up tube and listen for air escaping.<br />
Note position of puncture and check tyre for the thing that caused puncture. ( thorn, glass, flint, etc.)<br />
Remove the offending bit. Fit new tube, pump up and away you go.<br />
15 minutes.<br />
You have to carry spare tube(s), tyre levers, pump. (spanner if you don't have quick release wheels).<br />
It's only for slow punctures that you generally need water. Normally you can locate punctures by listening or feeling the air escape on you cheek.

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