Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

You may remember some time ago we talked about Street Stream, the so-called ‘Uber for cycle couriers’. Well, from the same company we now have Kerbi, a mobile puncture repair service. It presents an opportunity for not just existing bike shops, but anyone looking for a bit of extra money on the side. All you have to do is download the app, get yourself set up as a provider and be ready when someone nearby gets a puncture. Imagine you are a cyclist with a puncture. You don’t have a spare inner tube or you can’t fix the puncture yourself. … Continue reading Kerbi – A Mobile Puncture Repair Service

Puncture Prevention & Tyre Choice…

Avoiding punctures is often down to running at the correct pressures and a healthy supply of good luck, but tyre choice has a lot to do with it too. Compromises At the time of writing, there is no such thing as a tyre that is both light, fast rolling and puncture resistant. You can have a puncture resistant tyre, but it may be heavy or slow. You can also have a fast tyre that is light, but it may let any ol’ thing through its walls and into your inner tube. You are going to need to pick the two traits you want most … Continue reading Puncture Prevention & Tyre Choice…

Puncture prevention & why you need a track pump…

Nobody likes punctures. They always happen at the most inappropriate times and, this time of year they’re all too common. Fortunately, aside from buying really heavy-duty, puncture-resistant tires that weigh almost as much as your bike there are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting one. Under pressure… First things first, if you don’t have one yet you NEED a track pump. They’re about £25-£35 for a good one, but they are worth their weight in gold. If you are riding a road bike with 25-28mm tires, you are going to need to put upwards of … Continue reading Puncture prevention & why you need a track pump…