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SwimsLikeAWalrus




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Puncture Repairs Reply with quote

I don't intend to repair them on the side of the road, but in the situation where I've gone through a couple of tubes and a can of seal and flate... I usually carry some patches. I've not have much success with them and think now I've got a load of random patches and no idea which are self adhesive.

Obviously I'm praying the puncture fairy does not visit me in such a way but obviously if it does what do people recommend? I've got the idea in my head about something called scabs?
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Chrace




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Park Tools patch kit? 2.5 quid and tiny. Used a couple by now, seems to work just fine.

Kinda like stickers, so no faffing with glue and all that.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never successfully repaired a road bike puncture. The patches just never seem to stick sufficiently. Hybrid size tubes and up, no problem.

At under 5 an inner tube, I now just eat the cost of the new tube. Upgrading my wheels has meant I've only had 1 puncture in the last 6+ months across my commuter, roadie and TT bikes, and that was last week on a camp in Portugal where, on inspection, I rode over a massive spike of glass.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've repaired using sticky patches in the past. They work fine as long as you sand the surface and it's dry. Just don't put any air in the tube until it's installed.
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SwimsLikeAWalrus




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
Park Tools patch kit? 2.5 quid and tiny. Used a couple by now, seems to work just fine.

Kinda like stickers, so no faffing with glue and all that.


This is exactly what I had in mind. Thank you.
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SwimsLikeAWalrus




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
I've never successfully repaired a road bike puncture. The patches just never seem to stick sufficiently. Hybrid size tubes and up, no problem.

At under 5 an inner tube, I now just eat the cost of the new tube. Upgrading my wheels has meant I've only had 1 puncture in the last 6+ months across my commuter, roadie and TT bikes, and that was last week on a camp in Portugal where, on inspection, I rode over a massive spike of glass.


Totally agree - but I'm after the solution to the nightmare scenario!
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SwimsLikeAWalrus




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
I've repaired using sticky patches in the past. They work fine as long as you sand the surface and it's dry. Just don't put any air in the tube until it's installed.


Mmmmm makes sense now you've said it. I usually put a bit in, which probably blows the patch off... Thank you
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Jgav




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you just jump off your bike, run up the hill, then wait for someone to give you another wheel before complaining about other people getting up the hill quicker?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
Park Tools patch kit? 2.5 quid and tiny. Used a couple by now, seems to work just fine.

Kinda like stickers, so no faffing with glue and all that.


+1 to get me home.

But out here, change the tyre afterwards as the summer heat literally melts the patch glue after a couple of hours.
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