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The Topeak Mini 9, a tiny 2.5 x 1 x 0.75 inches and a mere 92 g, carries big function – once you dig around your jersey pocket and manage to find it.
It has the major Allen wrenches (2 to 8 mm) for your bike, pedals, and cleats, along with Phillips and Torx T25 heads. This big investment for self-sufficiency on the road has a small list price of $17.
It’s annoying to get a gash on a new tire, even more so than with one that’s been on the road awhile. But unless it’s a catastrophic injury, a boot can resuscitate the tire for a full and useful life.
Given the thousands of miles ahead and the likelihood of some tube changes/repairs plus periodic re-inflations, it’s necessary to ensure the continued proper placement of the boot after each manipulation of the tire. An easy method is to color the boot on the outside (tire side) for ready detection through the gash, in order to distinguish the boot from the tube (generally black) and tire (generally black sidewall). Use a marker pen or office white-out. Bright pink nail polish?
Picture to be provided the next time I need to boot.
Maybe this would be a good link for the website. I know you pros don’t need it, but I found it helpful. Video