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    Reflective strip coming off on Swable tires

    Hi I have a reflective strip on the tires and just wondering whats the best thing to repair this. So far i have just put a piece of electricans tape on it

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    contact cement
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    Ah so its safe? Ok ...won't corrode the tire? I look at glues at the hardware store and son't know one from the other. Is contact cement called that? I am in Australia too so if u know a brand i can search for i would appreciate that info :0)

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    Shoe repair glue , visit a shop that does that and buy a tube there..

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    That happened to mine. I pulled it the rest of the way off so it wouldn't come off and cause a problem.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Shoe repair glue , visit a shop that does that and buy a tube there..
    Ah no i will do it myself as the bike repair places charge too much and i cant shell out money everytime a little thing goes wrong :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    That happened to mine. I pulled it the rest of the way off so it wouldn't come off and cause a problem.
    Yeah no its only 1cm at the beginning coming off :0)

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    Pattex makes a great glue that is usable for anything semi flexible (including shoes). I have a couple of bottles of it, and if my Schwalbes' reflective stripes comes off, that is what I will try. It doesn't have volatile stuff in it that might damage rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapattack View Post
    Ah no i will do it myself as the bike repair places charge too much and i cant shell out money everytime a little thing goes wrong :0)
    He wasn't recommending you go to a bike shop, he recommended you go to a shoe repair shop and get a tube of glue there. Easiest fix? Pull off the rest of the strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallFront View Post
    Pattex makes a great glue that is usable for anything semi flexible (including shoes). I have a couple of bottles of it, and if my Schwalbes' reflective stripes comes off, that is what I will try. It doesn't have volatile stuff in it that might damage rubber.

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    Oh that sounds interesting as i do have a problem with chemicals. I have to use any glues outside or anything i lube the bike with etc. Just did a search on aussie ebay and got this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pattex-Co...item3cd3a47acc
    theres some that are genuine Pattex products from UK and the cheap ones from HK...might get the HK one

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    He wasn't recommending you go to a bike shop, he recommended you go to a shoe repair shop and get a tube of glue there. Easiest fix? Pull off the rest of the strip.
    Oh ok i misunderstood. I have never seen an aussie shoe repair place sell glue. Other stuff like paints they sell but not glue. Used to see shoe glues in Kmart but they stopped selling it too. I like the strip so no i am keeping it :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapattack View Post
    Oh that sounds interesting as i do have a problem with chemicals. I have to use any glues outside or anything i lube the bike with etc. Just did a search on aussie ebay and got this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pattex-Co...item3cd3a47acc
    theres some that are genuine Pattex products from UK and the cheap ones from HK...might get the HK one
    Me too. I suffer from MCS (although it has gotten better in the last few years), and the Pattex is the only glue I can use indoor for gluing my kid's toys or things like that.

    Edit: I have never seen such a small tube of Pattex, though. My bottles are larger (two sizes) and comes with a dispenser cap.
    Last edited by SmallFront; 01-15-14 at 07:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallFront View Post
    Me too. I suffer from MCS (although it has gotten better in the last few years), and the Pattex is the only glue I can use indoor for gluing my kid's toys or things like that.

    Edit: I have never seen such a small tube of Pattex, though. My bottles are larger (two sizes) and comes with a dispenser cap.
    Oh i have that too wow. I have improved too. Yeah there were lots of sizes on ebay but this wouldnt be something i would do much of i would think. Hmmmm not sure now

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    Do you want me to take a picture of one of my bottles? I only mentioned the small tube because it looks like one of those made for that crazy glue stuff, although it does say it is flexible on the one you linked to. On second thought, it probably is the same as the stuff I have in my bottles.

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    cool ok...they were also selling i think it is the genuine and the cheap copy brand

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapattack View Post
    cool ok...they were also selling i think it is the genuine and the cheap copy brand
    I'd say you try the cheap knock-off and if you react to it, then I'd try the original/"authentic".

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallFront View Post
    I'd say you try the cheap knock-off and if you react to it, then I'd try the original/"authentic".
    Excellent ok will try that. If i was working then i would spend up big but no job and i have to be cheap he he

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapattack View Post
    Excellent ok will try that. If i was working then i would spend up big but no job and i have to be cheap he he
    That's ok. Having to try things out, only to throw them away because we react to them is an annoying, ongoing expenditure. And it's just for a tyre, or rather, for something for a tyre, so try the knock-off first. If it's exactly like the "genuine" one, you might be pleasantly surprised that you're not harking your lungs out and get all the rest of your particular symptoms (I'm told others have a slightly different sets of symptoms).

    If you lived closer, I'd send you a bottle of mine. Good luck with it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallFront View Post
    That's ok. Having to try things out, only to throw them away because we react to them is an annoying, ongoing expenditure. And it's just for a tyre, or rather, for something for a tyre, so try the knock-off first. If it's exactly like the "genuine" one, you might be pleasantly surprised that you're not harking your lungs out and get all the rest of your particular symptoms (I'm told others have a slightly different sets of symptoms).

    If you lived closer, I'd send you a bottle of mine. Good luck with it all
    Oh thanks thats nice of u. You understand perfectly. I will go outside anyway to use it. Mo use risking exposure. I used to be able to use the backyard but some young ppl tend to test their cars out there. The car park is a secured car park but they are not very considerate. Ah well thanks...will take weeks before i get this from Hong Kong. Will try to remember to post back about it. I have that short term memory thing because i have CFS/M.E ...ah well i am alive and improving he he. Glad you got on here and suggested this...thanks again!

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    No problem at all! I'm glad to have been able to help
    I too had focus/memory problems for a couple of years - to the extent that I couldn't even watch a half-hour programme on the telly and get anything out of it, but it has improved to the point that I can make a living if I have enough small breaks along the way. It is not up to what it was before, but good enough that I can make a living again. Fortunately I'm paid on a project basis, and that helps me because I can take the breaks I need and recheck things I have forgotten. I don't feel as sharp as I used to, but I'm sharp enough that people still find a use for my skills, which is somewhat of a comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallFront View Post
    No problem at all! I'm glad to have been able to help
    I too had focus/memory problems for a couple of years - to the extent that I couldn't even watch a half-hour programme on the telly and get anything out of it, but it has improved to the point that I can make a living if I have enough small breaks along the way. It is not up to what it was before, but good enough that I can make a living again. Fortunately I'm paid on a project basis, and that helps me because I can take the breaks I need and recheck things I have forgotten. I don't feel as sharp as I used to, but I'm sharp enough that people still find a use for my skills, which is somewhat of a comfort.
    Oh thats great to hear of yout improvement too :0)

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    Ah no i will do it myself as the bike repair places charge too much and i cant shell out money everytime a little thing goes wrong
    so you really did not understand when I said (in response to what is contact cement ) where you get something .
    same, functionally, as Contact cement (which comes in gallons at builder's supplies)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapattack View Post
    Oh thats great to hear of yout improvement too :0)
    Thanks I just thought I'd share it, so you knew that it might improve down the road as it has for me, even if there were some critical periods where I very much doubted it.

    If you remember when you get the pattex, please do post if it worked for you. If it didn't work for you, I have no doubt that a well-assorted hardware store nearby you will have the genuine Pattex, and as such you might be able to "sniff" it before buying it, just to make sure you are not wasting money on that stuff.

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    I had 2 sets of Schwalbe tires with the loose 1cm of reflective tape. I've been riding on them for 4 years without them coming free. That loose bit is just where they join the two ends. You might be fine just doing nothing. A tiny dab of super glue would likely be fine too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    so you really did not understand when I said (in response to what is contact cement ) where you get something .
    same, functionally, as Contact cement (which comes in gallons at builder's supplies)
    Oh ok thanks i have bought the brand the previous poster talked about :0)

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