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The Lezyne Classic Puncture Repair Kit has proved hard to fault. No matter how good your tyres, maintenance or riding style, sooner or later, we all succumb to the dreaded hiss. Pisssssspharp! If there's no ruinous gash needing a new tube, this is a decent patch kit that will get you home.
Being a company that places great emphasis on design, Lezyne have solved the rattley box problem by squeezing a 7cc tube of vulcanising solution, stainless steel scuffer, eight feathered edge patches of various sizes with a contingency tyre boot that doubles up as repair instructions into a small, square plastic tub. Its arrival proved timely, since on the return leg of a stormy ride, I fell prey to two savage cuts caused by jagged particles of broken glass piercing both the casing of my tyre and thorn-resistant tube.
Giving the localised wounds a cursory scuffing, I pierced the tube of surprisingly pungent rubber solution, smeared it liberally over the affected areas and left curing for the recommended two minutes before compressing the patch for a minute or so. Turning my attentions to the carcass, it was a case of extracting deeply embedded shrapnel using a set of tweezers and filling the gash with the emergency boot before cursing myself, having left the Co2 inflator at home.
Tube reinstated and 550 strokes of the hand pump later, we were 80psi better off and bowling home. Ten miles later and in the comfort of my kitchen, I went on a tube-patching binge, successfully reviving two out of three featherweight types left languishing in a corner of the garage. In centrally heated environments, the solvent cures in around forty-five seconds and patches stuck fast in around two minutes, unfazed by tricky seams. I even managed to fix some holes right by the valve stem with the help of a clothes peg.
Great value, dependable repair kit.
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Make and model: Lezyne Classic Puncture Repair kit
Size tested: n/a
Extremely reliable to date.
39g by my scales.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Comprehensive repair kit with good quality individual components means dependable repair, even by the roadside in a torrential downpour.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Well designed, competitively priced and extremely reliable.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Nothing, although a bigger tube of solution would've been nice.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Without hesitation.
Age: 38 Height: 1m 81 Weight: 70 kilos
I usually ride: Rough Stuff Tourer Based around 4130 Univega mtb Frameset My best bike is: 1955 Holdsworth Road Path and several others including cross & traditional road
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: cyclo cross, commuting, touring, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,
Shaun Audane is a freelance writer/product tester with over twenty-eight years riding experience, the last twelve (120,000 miles) spent putting bikes and kit through their paces for a variety of publications. Previous generations of his family worked at manufacturing's sharp end, thus Shaun can weld, has a sound understanding of frame building practice and a preference for steel or titanium framesets.
Citing Richard Ballantine and an Au pair as his earliest cycling influences, he is presently writing a cycling book with particular focus upon women, families and disabled audiences (Having been a registered care manager and coached children at Herne Hill Velodrome in earlier careers)