Believe it or not, there are some who are lucky enough to have never had a puncture. However we, at J E James Cycles, have all suffered at some point. When selling bikes to customers we try to offer advice on how best to fix a puncture - what is needed to ensure a smooth repair or the essentials required for replacing the inner tube.
Tyre levers to remove the tyre from the wheel and a mini pump to inflate your inner tube. How you choose to fix the damage is up to you, there are two options:
Self-adhesive patches are a quick option, which eliminates the need for carrying a kit with glue. If using self-adhesive patches we would recommend carrying a spare inner tube just in case the patch comes unstuck or maybe lost its stickiness while being exposed to the elements whilst sat in a saddlebag. Puncture repair kits come with a variety of different sized patches, glue, sandpaper (to roughen up the area around the puncture) and maybe chalk. There are a variety of brands that offer repair kits but the essentials are always the same - patches, sandpaper and glue.