A puncture in one of your tyres is every cyclist’s nightmare, but a revolutionary new patch designed just to peel and stick can now save effort, time and money. Developed in the US, ‘Tear-Aid’ is a transparent patch that is both air and water tight and can be used to instantly repair any holes in inner tubes without any need for glue or repair kits. The adaptable and flexible patch remains stuck in hot and cold temperatures; which makes it ideal for bike trips in all seasons.
Fraser Henderson is the MD of Haywood Outdoor Products, who are one of the leading UK distributors of Tear-Aid has spoken about the products and given further details on the two types that are available. There is a special patch for vinyl products and the other one is an all purpose fabric patch. Between the two, they can repairs wear and tear and holes in almost anything.
Both types come in either ready cut patches, in strips or on a roll that you can easily cut to size with scissors. Henderson added that the patch was very elastic and incredibly tough and however far it was stretched it would spring back to its original size. He emphasises that Tear-Aid is an essential piece of kit for all cyclists and keeping a pack with you at all times can make a huge difference if you suffer a puncture.
As Tear-Aid can also hold air under great pressure, even when compressed or stretched, it is ideal for repairs not only on tyres, but also on tents, sleeping bags, inflatable mattresses, waterproof clothes and much more besides.
For more information or to buy, visit http://www.tear-aid.co.uk/or