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Old July 18th 17, 06:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Ian Field
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Default Piece of thick old tube instead of patch?



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


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On 2017-07-16 11:21, Ian Field wrote:


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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
line.

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