Now this was fun! My son and I had to patch his rear tire – with no prior knowledge! So making use of the iPhone app BikeDoctor, BikeTutor video and a few YouTube videos we got the wheel off without breaking anything!!! My son’s bike is a Trax TFS.1D full suss. We both took turns applying our first patch. Turns out that there were two holes. Must note I wasn’t impressed with the quality of the tube or tire but for a £120 what to expect?
Made use of the following tools:
Halfords Large puncture Kit £6 (Which I thought was better than what was offered at Decathlon)
Decathlon Multi-tool £6
Decathlon Presta Bike Pump £5
WD-40 – The bolts holding the rear wheel where rock hard to turn!
Now I have been looking around for kit to add to my new trusty steed. Bullet proof tires – the most honourable Schwalbe Marathon Kevlar MTB Tyre. Then theres the matter of the tool kit. I have a Decathlon multi tool 8-way, but its missing the spanners, chain tool and a few others. So the hunt for that perfect multi tool for a reasonable £25 – £30. This is an on going tread on Bike Radar (check it out).
Its a beauity thats for sure and covers a wide range of tools in one bit of kit:
Top Features of the Topeak Alien II 26 Function Multi Tool
26 tools fold into an engineering-grade plasticbody for easy carrying
2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8mm Allen wrenches
8, 9 & 10mm hex bolt wrenches (each 2pcs)
Mini pedal wrench
Phillips and flat screw drivers
Universal chain tool
Spoke wrenches for 14g & 15g
2 tyre levers
T25 Torx wrench for disc brakes
10mm Allen socket for Shimano’s new LX crank bolt and a compartment for two chain pins