Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    271
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Puncture wound after 2500 miles

    Hey guys, I just did a double patch (Nail entered tube through one side, came out almost exactly opposite side). Is this okay to ride on or should I expect a tube failure?

    Heres a picture of that rotten little nail by the way :

    puncture flat

  2. #2
    Banned.
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Home alone
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
    Posts
    6,022
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Your tube doesn't care where the patches are. As long as they are sealed good.

  3. #3
    Trans-Urban Velocommando ax0n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Lenexa, KS
    My Bikes
    06 Trek 1200 - 98 DB Outlook - 99 DB Sorrento
    Posts
    2,402
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A decent patch should hold just fine.

    I know people who will toss 10 patches on a tube and it still holds air just fine.
    ax0n: Geeky and bikey
    My latest tip: Carrying your laptop
    My latest geeky project: Ethernet-testing cuff links

  4. #4
    hunter, gatherer coelcanth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    weren't you ever a dumb kid riding around on a tube with like 8 patches over snakebite punctures from banging into curbs ??

    i was once

    im just a littel bit older now

  5. #5
    Senior Member Bikedued's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    8,792
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ax0n
    A decent patch should hold just fine.

    I know people who will toss 10 patches on a tube and it still holds air just fine.

    Until the eleventh flat.,,,,BD
    "Whale. Oil. Beef. Hooked!" The Rumjacks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •