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    Moto gp dokie's Avatar
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    scabs? tube patches...

    do these work i mean they are like 1.50 and you just peel off and stick on they are already pre-glued.
    any one have any experiance with patches like this..will it hold till you get home or will it hold for a couple hundred miles

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    I find they work pretty good. I've had a couple that didn't stick, but that was probably due to my own impatience and not prepping the area quite right and applying pressure long enough before re-inflating the tire. I still have a tube in my MTB commuter that has one from 2 years ago, no troubles on it.

    I usually carry a couple on long rides along side an extra tube.
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    I buy the little kit that they sell at Target. No problems with the stick-on patches what-so-ever

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    Don't do it.

    I bought them once, and never again. I used them all up on one tiny hole. Guaranteed to leak. These were from Park, and I'm pretty sure they were discontinued soon after, as I'm sure many people complained. Stick with rubber cement, you have a much better chance of keeping air in.

    Even the tiniest leak will not keep a tire full 200 km.

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    Scabs are the brand I went with for my one and only experiment with glue-less patches. I found they held for a while, but eventually everyone of them failed. It seemed to be worst in the heat, I was parking my bike on the only available rack which would get full sun all afternoon.
    To all the people that say it's poor preparation and technique, I never have failures with glued patches, they are a permanent fix for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steev
    Scabs are the brand I went with for my one and only experiment with glue-less patches. I found they held for a while, but eventually everyone of them failed. It seemed to be worst in the heat, I was parking my bike on the only available rack which would get full sun all afternoon.
    To all the people that say it's poor preparation and technique, I never have failures with glued patches, they are a permanent fix for me.
    I prefer glue patches, but in a pinch, I have had no trouble with the sticky patches

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejavo
    I bought them once, and never again. I used them all up on one tiny hole. Guaranteed to leak. These were from Park, and I'm pretty sure they were discontinued soon after, as I'm sure many people complained.
    Yea, the first park ones sucked bad, but they have re-released their glueless patches with some 3M adhesive and they work very well.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

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    $1.50 for ONE patch? You could almost buy a tube for that!

    The old fashioned ones with the black and orange (can't remember the brand) work great and are permanent. It only takes a few minutes to put one on.

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