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    Has anyone had experience using Holts tyre repair or similar?.The reason I,m asking is that I am off to France soon and have a fairly full car + i,m taking my road bike.If I remove the space saver there is a huge space that I can use for things like shoes etc.The car is going to be heavy and looking at the size of the space saver fills me with doubt about using that anyway.I know that tyre weld systems are to get you short distances and I have no problem with that but would like some feed back on whether they work at all.BTW not doing great mileage,only Roscoff to Benodet,about 130miles.

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    I would keep the spare, a lot of the time the tyre weld wont plug a hole if its to big or if the tyre is completly flat then its gonna stay flat. Also if you luckily catch the tyre before its completly flat and it succesfully plugs the leak then you cant repair the tyre it will need replaced.

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    I used the holts stuff. It worked, but it is only a tempt fix and I had to get a new wheel as well as tyre because the stuff stuck to the inside of the wheel and in scraping it off I removed paint and scratched it and it stuck the tyre bead to the wheel so we bent it trying to get it off. The wheel would not balance after.

    I would rather drive on the space saver than the holts stuff (which vibrated like hell!!!) and after using it I would not use the holts stuff on the motorway!

    To be honest neither are a substitute for a full size spare, both are temporay measures to get you to a garage!

    Also if you take the holts stuff get a good compressor to inflate the tyre.

    The more I think about it, yes the stuff worked but it would have been far less hassle just to get a tow to the nearest tyre place!!!

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    If you are taking your road bike, I assume it is a motor bike, which means it will be on a trailer? If so attach spare wheel to trailer and use space to put shoe's and other small stuff in. That way if you need to use the spare wheel, you will not have to empty boot to get to spare.
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    not a motorbike,pedal power.
    Still not sure which way to go,might leave till i pack and see what space i have.I got a can any way to give me options

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    This is what you want!!
    It works well & i have used it three times now You'll need a footpump & narrow nose pliers to remove thhe foreigner though,

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    cheers mitch.looks good, i can get a 12v compressor via work so might go for it

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