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    slime skabs patched

    Hello.
    I got a free trial size of the patches. I have always used the old fashion kind. I used my first skab patch. I am impressed with it hope it holds up.

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    The problem with glueless patches is that when you first inflate it it stretches with the tube. But as time goes on, when your tube deflates, it will wrinkle up and air will leak out from the wrinkle up groves.

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    Self-adhesive patches are just a get-home solution, not a permanent patch.
    In my experience, they last:
    - About 10 days in warm weather.
    - About 10 minutes in cold weather.

    I use them just to get home, then swap the tube for a previously patched one, and put a permanent patch on the newly-perforated tube.

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    Wow,
    I glad I mentioned it now thanks I will go buy the old fashion kind again today. I will throw these new skabs away. Like why would you want tear a tire down twice to fix the same hole? I would just as well fix it right the first time.

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    Many people say they've had good luck with stick-on patches, but my experience has been similar to the previous posters. They've always eventually started leaking for me. I carry a few Park's stick-ons and a spare tube when I ride and use the stick-ons in the rare case of a double flat or defective tube or something else going wrong. If I use them, I replace them with a normal glue on-patch at the next convenient opportunity. Those have never failed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kardar2 View Post
    Wow,
    I glad I mentioned it now thanks I will go buy the old fashion kind again today. I will throw these new skabs away. Like why would you want tear a tire down twice to fix the same hole? I would just as well fix it right the first time.
    I don't need to remove a wheel just to pop a bead, pull out the tube, stick on the patch, and push it back in.
    I save the removing wheel / changing tube until I get home.

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    I have some but have never used them. I figure they take up almost zero space so I leave them in my pack. I prefer to swap the tube on the road but ya never know when one of these might save the day.

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    A pack of Skabs is so compact, I keep one in my repair kit. I know there is a broad range of success with them - what has worked better for me is to apply one to the hole and a second on top, then press it well with thumb and opposing finger, inflate slowly. It does work better as a warm and dry weather fix.
    ride long & prosper

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    As almost everyone has said they work about long enough to get you home. Normally the next morning the tire is flat again.
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

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