Join Date: Jan 2009
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I'm another that has had excellent luck with Lezyne patches.
I carry a single spare tube, a few glueless patches and a small hand pump. I save the CO2 for events, when I'll be in a hurry. For training, just pump the thing up. It only takes a few minutes and allows me to achieve greater pressure for the remaining ride. The most common reason for being forced into using the patches is missing the offending object on the first reinstall. In these cases I'll leave the patched tube in place until I have some other reason to remove the tire or it starts leaking. At which point I'll put a new tube in. I've had the glueless patches last as few as a few days before leaking and as long as wearing the tire out several weeks to a month later without any further issues.
I've still got some vucanizing glue in the garage and will from time to time patch otherwise decent tubes that I know only have a small puncture. But, more times than not they go to the cycle co-op who view them as near gold. For some reason I get a little warm fuzzy karma glow from giving stuff to the cycle co-op rather than eaking every last mile out of everything or flogging stuff at auction on $1 reserves. Last time I visited, they saw me coming and guys ran out to "help me" with the box I was carrying.
But, yes, +1 to glueless patches (at least the Lezynes) functioning perfectly fine as a short term repair that is easily carried and used.
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