A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Techniques
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Piece of thick old tube instead of patch?

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 18th 17, 06:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Ian Field
external usenet poster
Posts: 222
Default Piece of thick old tube instead of patch?

"Joerg" wrote in message
On 2017-07-17 12:18, Ian Field wrote:

"Joerg" wrote in message
On 2017-07-16 11:21, Ian Field wrote:

"Joerg" wrote in message
Got a couple of thick tubes that are damaged because of the #%&@!!
Gatorksin side wall blow-outs back when I used those tires. Expensive
at around $17/pop, don't want to throw away. Fixing small tears of
1/10" or so with REMA patches works but only for 3-6 month, then they
hiss through and I get a slow leak. I can ride home but it's annoying.

Somehow that never worked for me - I've heard of people soaking a patch
of denim in rubber solution, but I've never tried that (yet).

That sounds discouraging. I have ordered another thick tube yesterday.
Found it on EBay for $11. It would be nice not to have to throw away
so much stuff after just one event.

Self sealing inner tubes have started turning up on shop shelves -
they're not all *THAT* much more expensive, I just CBA trying one.

I got sick and tired of those. Especially after a green gooey mess on the
garage floor.

Tried RTV sealant once - it ****ed up the nozzle on a garage forecourt air


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TUBE PATCH GLUE datakoll Techniques 6 February 13th 13 01:24 AM
Tube patch - rubber cement question and warning. dgk General 3 November 12th 12 01:18 AM
tube patch glues kolldata Techniques 76 October 6th 11 02:49 PM
latex tube patch? Charles Beristain Techniques 4 July 27th 07 09:53 PM
Flat & Tube Patch question(s) [email protected] Techniques 7 November 27th 06 04:30 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.