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Well this is embarrassing! I road the bike to work and it got a flat just as I got through the gate. :-(

I could go home and bring a tubeless repair kit in tomorrow. I don't know how much I trust them.


Alternatively, Get a new tyre fitted. I can get the wheel off but it seems like its only possible to buy tyres mail order. Other than a specialist bike shop, how can I get one fitted?

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Google for bike tyre shops near you, they're happy for you to pop in with a wheel and swap the tyre there and then for you. Or buy one yourself online and any motorbike garage should be able to carry out the work for you if you take in the loose wheel and new tyre.

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Google for bike tyre shops near you, they're happy for you to pop in with a wheel and swap the tyre there and then for you. Or buy one yourself online and any motorbike garage should be able to carry out the work for you if you take in the loose wheel and new tyre.

 

Bikersworld used to charge £20 to fit a tyre they didn't supply.

Do yours sums to work out the best option, don't assume anywhere will fit it FOC.

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I phone the tyre shop to make sure they have the tyres I want. If they don't then it's "next day" and ride down and drink coffee while the job is done... Pay and ride Home


No car..so it has to be ride in/ride out.


Place I use. Independent place owned by a former racer. http://www.mtsnottingham.co.uk

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I phone the tyre shop to make sure they have the tyres I want. If they don't then it's "next day" and ride down and drink coffee while the job is done... Pay and ride Home


No car..so it has to be ride in/ride out.


Place I use. Independent place owned by a former racer. http://www.mtsnottingham.co.uk

 

Same here , no car . I've never owned one or driven one on a road . I used to hold a bunch of forklift certificates including diesel counterbalance so that's a bit like a car and I've been go karting a couple of times.

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I phone the tyre shop to make sure they have the tyres I want. If they don't then it's "next day" and ride down and drink coffee while the job is done... Pay and ride Home


No car..so it has to be ride in/ride out.


Place I use. Independent place owned by a former racer. http://www.mtsnottingham.co.uk

 

Same here , no car . I've never owned one or driven one on a road . I used to hold a bunch of forklift certificates including diesel counterbalance so that's a bit like a car and I've been go karting a couple of times.

 

Actually, popping the bike on a forklift and driving it over to the fitter could just be a genius solution :thumb:

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I've used these guys when I had a slash in my tyre so couldn't ride to a garage- they say they covers Herts. £50 call out for fixing/plugging.. maybe a bit more to fit a tyre you have or can supply and fit tyre at an acceptable cost.


Was impressed with the service

http://www.londonmpr.co.uk/prices.php

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  • 2 weeks later...

Well the final round up ( or, nearly because I had to go away on business). My local bike garage will by the tyre for me next day, slightly cheaper than I could. Fitting costs £35 on the bike or £15 on a loose wheel.

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