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Old November 7th 18, 02:08 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tanguy Ortolo
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,

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Tanguy
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Old November 7th 18, 08:12 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Duane[_2_]
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.
  #3  
Old November 7th 18, 11:08 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On 11/7/2018 2:12 PM, Duane wrote:
On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.


I second the baggie idea. I don't use ordinary sandwich bags. Instead, I
use thicker polyethylene bags that I've saved from commercial packaging.

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- Frank Krygowski
  #4  
Old November 8th 18, 12:11 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On Wed, 7 Nov 2018 13:08:50 -0000 (UTC), Tanguy Ortolo
wrote:

Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I have had good luck with keeping the tire tube in a plastic zip-lock
bag. As for glue, once the tube is opened I just throw any remainder
away. My LBS sells tiny tubes of glue for pennies.

cheers,

John B.



  #5  
Old November 8th 18, 05:26 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Mark J.
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On 11/7/2018 11:12 AM, Duane wrote:
On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.


For glue tubes, the RBT consensus appears to be:

1) Once opened, replace the glue tube. (I usually save up flats so I
can use up more of a tube upon opening; glue tubes in the saddle bag are
one-shot emergency items).

2) Replace /un/opened glue tubes periodically, 'cause even unopened ones
dry out over time. This one is hard to follow, who remembers when they
last changed that glue tube in their saddle bag?

Mark J.
  #6  
Old November 8th 18, 05:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Duane[_2_]
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On 08/11/2018 11:26 AM, Mark J. wrote:
On 11/7/2018 11:12 AM, Duane wrote:
On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.


For glue tubes, the RBT consensus appears to be:

1) Once opened, replace the glue tube.* (I usually save up flats so I
can use up more of a tube upon opening; glue tubes in the saddle bag are
one-shot emergency items).

2) Replace /un/opened glue tubes periodically, 'cause even unopened ones
dry out over time.* This one is hard to follow, who remembers when they
last changed that glue tube in their saddle bag?

Mark J.


I don't carry glue. I carry two tubes and a patch kit. I just replaced
the patch kit after reading this thread as I haven't used a patch in a
few years.
  #7  
Old November 9th 18, 12:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 11:50:49 -0500, Duane
wrote:

On 08/11/2018 11:26 AM, Mark J. wrote:
On 11/7/2018 11:12 AM, Duane wrote:
On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.


For glue tubes, the RBT consensus appears to be:

1) Once opened, replace the glue tube.* (I usually save up flats so I
can use up more of a tube upon opening; glue tubes in the saddle bag are
one-shot emergency items).

2) Replace /un/opened glue tubes periodically, 'cause even unopened ones
dry out over time.* This one is hard to follow, who remembers when they
last changed that glue tube in their saddle bag?

Mark J.


I don't carry glue. I carry two tubes and a patch kit. I just replaced
the patch kit after reading this thread as I haven't used a patch in a
few years.


Does anyone use those "glue-less" patches? I've tried them a few times
and they don't seem to stick very well and the few that did stick
seemed to leak a lot and I had to replace them with conventional glue
on patches after getting home.
cheers,

John B.



  #8  
Old November 9th 18, 02:48 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Sir Ridesalot
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:03:17 PM UTC-5, John B. slocomb wrote:
On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 11:50:49 -0500, Duane
wrote:

On 08/11/2018 11:26 AM, Mark J. wrote:
On 11/7/2018 11:12 AM, Duane wrote:
On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.

For glue tubes, the RBT consensus appears to be:

1) Once opened, replace the glue tube.* (I usually save up flats so I
can use up more of a tube upon opening; glue tubes in the saddle bag are
one-shot emergency items).

2) Replace /un/opened glue tubes periodically, 'cause even unopened ones
dry out over time.* This one is hard to follow, who remembers when they
last changed that glue tube in their saddle bag?

Mark J.


I don't carry glue. I carry two tubes and a patch kit. I just replaced
the patch kit after reading this thread as I haven't used a patch in a
few years.


Does anyone use those "glue-less" patches? I've tried them a few times
and they don't seem to stick very well and the few that did stick
seemed to leak a lot and I had to replace them with conventional glue
on patches after getting home.
cheers,

John B.


I've used some of the PARK glue-less patches. Sometimes they are permanent and other times like you they seem to be temporary to get you home. It's REALLY important to have the tube absolutely clean before applying those patches.

Cheers
  #9  
Old November 9th 18, 02:51 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B. Slocomb
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 17:48:55 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:03:17 PM UTC-5, John B. slocomb wrote:
On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 11:50:49 -0500, Duane
wrote:

On 08/11/2018 11:26 AM, Mark J. wrote:
On 11/7/2018 11:12 AM, Duane wrote:
On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.

For glue tubes, the RBT consensus appears to be:

1) Once opened, replace the glue tube.* (I usually save up flats so I
can use up more of a tube upon opening; glue tubes in the saddle bag are
one-shot emergency items).

2) Replace /un/opened glue tubes periodically, 'cause even unopened ones
dry out over time.* This one is hard to follow, who remembers when they
last changed that glue tube in their saddle bag?

Mark J.

I don't carry glue. I carry two tubes and a patch kit. I just replaced
the patch kit after reading this thread as I haven't used a patch in a
few years.


Does anyone use those "glue-less" patches? I've tried them a few times
and they don't seem to stick very well and the few that did stick
seemed to leak a lot and I had to replace them with conventional glue
on patches after getting home.
cheers,

John B.


I've used some of the PARK glue-less patches. Sometimes they are permanent

and other times like you they seem to be temporary to get you home.
It's REALLY important to have the tube absolutely clean before
applying those patches.

Cheers


So sitting on the side of the road, in a rain storm, all muddy and
wet, is not the optimum time to use them :-)
cheers,

John B.



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Old November 9th 18, 03:54 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Sir Ridesalot
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Default Preserving en-route repair material

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 8:51:17 PM UTC-5, John B. slocomb wrote:
On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 17:48:55 -0800 (PST), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:03:17 PM UTC-5, John B. slocomb wrote:
On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 11:50:49 -0500, Duane
wrote:

On 08/11/2018 11:26 AM, Mark J. wrote:
On 11/7/2018 11:12 AM, Duane wrote:
On 07/11/2018 8:08 AM, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
Hello all,

As probably many of you, I keep essential repair tools and material in a
small bag under my saddle, that is: a folding screwdriver, a spare inner
tube, tire levers, patches, sandpaper and glue. And disposable plastic
gloves!

Anyway, I have an issue with preserving the spare inner tube and the
glue over time. I noticed the tube gets punctured, apparently by
abrasion, and the glue slowly evaporates, like its tube is not really
airtight.

I read somewhere that I could protect the tube by keeping it tightly
wrapped into an old sock, which I will try, but would you have any
advice regarding the glue?

Cheers,


I keep my tubes in a baggie. Not sure what you can do for glue.

For glue tubes, the RBT consensus appears to be:

1) Once opened, replace the glue tube.* (I usually save up flats so I
can use up more of a tube upon opening; glue tubes in the saddle bag are
one-shot emergency items).

2) Replace /un/opened glue tubes periodically, 'cause even unopened ones
dry out over time.* This one is hard to follow, who remembers when they
last changed that glue tube in their saddle bag?

Mark J.

I don't carry glue. I carry two tubes and a patch kit. I just replaced
the patch kit after reading this thread as I haven't used a patch in a
few years.

Does anyone use those "glue-less" patches? I've tried them a few times
and they don't seem to stick very well and the few that did stick
seemed to leak a lot and I had to replace them with conventional glue
on patches after getting home.
cheers,

John B.


I've used some of the PARK glue-less patches. Sometimes they are permanent

and other times like you they seem to be temporary to get you home.
It's REALLY important to have the tube absolutely clean before
applying those patches.

Cheers


So sitting on the side of the road, in a rain storm, all muddy and
wet, is not the optimum time to use them :-)
cheers,

John B.


Nope; nor is it an optimal time to use a patch and glue. I got caught in a rain and had a slow leak many years ago and I could not find that pin hole let alone repair it. That's when I started carrying at least one spare tube in addition to my patch kit.

Cheers
 




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