Puncture Pixies


It happens to us all. It’s annoying. It’s frustrating. It causes unnecessary pre ride faffing. And most of all its a mystery…

Why is it that after a day on the bike or a long ride home from work the bike is fine, the tyres are firm – but after a night in the shed there’s a flat?

Puncture pixies!

It’s not a slow puncture, don’t let anyone tell you that you got a puncture towards the end of your ride and it went down over night.

Don’t believe them. The puncture pixies are everywhere. At night when you are sleeping, the manufactures of inner tubes, puncture repair patches and the suppliers of that tubeless mucky gunk send out squadrons of little guys armed to the teeth with all the weapons required to sabotage your ride.


In an attempt to sell more tubes, patches and gunk these manufacturers send out the Puncture Pixies to do their evil work.

See the photographic evidence above. I have now plugged all the holes in my shed, reduced the gap under the door and made the bike shed pixie proof!

Sorry I may have gone a bit mad after spending half my Saturday in IKEA.

9 thoughts on “Puncture Pixies

  1. I showed my friends 7yr old. She says you’re stupid, they’re obviously just Lego figures.

    Personally I’m glad to now know what causes those mysterious punctures. Though how they get in the shed is a mystery as I’ve checked and can’t see any gaps.

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