Why we created it
Tyre plugs have become a standard way of fixing bigger punctures in tubeless tyres. With “Tappabuco” (Italian for stopgap or literally hole plugger) Effetto Mariposa wants to offer a practical solution for road and off-road riding, easy to carry and fast to use.
Easy to carry
Tyre plug tools have to be easily reached in case of puncture but – because of their sharp shape – they should be stored in a safe way. Tappabuco solves this, as it’s designed to work as end-plug for road and mountain bike handlebars, and it can be carried inside most Shimano and SRAM bottom brackets too (it will fit holes with inner diameter between 15 and 20 mm). Keeping the rubber tyre plug already in the Tappabuco fork ensures fast puncture repairing of tubeless tyres.
Replacement plugs can be kept on Tappabuco, keeping them as 5 pcs card and inserting the fork between two plugs (the picture helps see it).
Specific version for 1.5 or 3.5 mm plugs
Tappabuco is available in two versions:
Tappabuco 1.5: optimized for tyre plugs 1.5 mm of section, 50 mm length
Tappabuco 3.5: optimized for tyre plugs 3.5 mm of section, 50 mm length
While the bigger, more common 3.5 mm plug is great for bigger punctures on mtb tyres, several times a 1.5 mm plug is enough for smaller damages or road/gravel tyres: having both available is simply better. The somehow bad reputation of 1.5 mm plugs, unable to fix punctures, is due to the common mistake of using these small plugs with big forks… opening the hole more than size of the plug. The tiny, dedicated fork of Tappabuco 1.5 prevents this occurrence.
Tappabuco is made of high density silicone with a stainless steel fork, for maximum durability and adaptability. Weight is just 13g for Tappabuco 3.5 and 11g for Tappabuco 1.5.
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Delivery of Bikes
We ship all our bikes free of charge within the United Kingdom (excl. Jersey and the Channel Islands at this time) and all our bikes come pre-assembled with just a few tweaks required (Please see our Bike Build Instruction page for details of assembly required).
All our bikes undergo a safety check before being re-boxed for shipping which can during busy periods take a little longer to complete so whilst we aim to ship all our bikes within two working days of the order please allow for additional time for this process.
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