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February 19, 2013

Cheap, fast & under control: bike flat repair kit

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Michael Pusateri reviewed the Lunar Levers Combo Bike Tire Levers and Flat Repair Kit in yesterday's edition of Cool Tools as follows:

Every cyclist should have a flat kit to enable them to deal with a flat tire.

Most kits include simple levers to get the tire off the rim and a set of patches for repairing holes.

The Lunar Levers combine these two needs into one.

The levers themselves are better designed than standard levers to help you remove and remount a tire.

Ingeniously, the levers store the patch kit inside inside the levers themselves, snapping together to form a single space-saving unit.

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$5.01.

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Comments

Hiya Joe,

Gotta agree with Scott - the stickons just don't hold. Without the vulcanization fluid, the patches leak, allowing you a mile or two of emergency travel wich is usually not enough.

It's a cool concept - I would like to take the fumbly, brittle, box out of my seat bag and just have two levers.

Pax,
Jake

Posted by: Rattlesnake Jake | Feb 20, 2013 11:39:49 AM

Cute, but I wouldn't leave home with it (see the comments in Cool Tools). Self-stick patches just don't work (even from reputable outfits like Park Tool) and I always carry three tire levers (old-school heavy wire/Kevlar bead guy here).

Posted by: Scott | Feb 19, 2013 2:04:37 PM

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