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Old 02-16-06, 04:47 PM   #1
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puncture help

you kno the deal, get a puncture walk it the rest of the way home eccept this time i forgot i dont have any spare tubes or a rapair kit,so i was wondering does anybody have any home-made repair kits?
duct-tape?
supergule?
what works?
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Old 02-16-06, 05:03 PM   #2
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I've had good luck with Panda bear fur.
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I've heard of people melting the tube with a flame but I have no personal experience with this.
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Old 02-16-06, 05:24 PM   #4
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tape don't work, it just makes the tube into funny shapes. Something flamable and on the area will do the trick.
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Old 02-16-06, 05:31 PM   #5
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Something flamable and on the area will do the trick.
as in burn it? or cheminals?
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Old 02-16-06, 05:33 PM   #6
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Burn it, for a few seconds has worked in the past for me.
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drill rims for schrader valves, slime tubes, no more problems.
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Old 02-16-06, 07:07 PM   #8
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drill rims for schrader valves, slime tubes, no more problems.
except a whole lot of rotational weight.

I've had decent luck with small pieces of old tubes, cleaned very well, applied with rubber cement. But I've only used these until I can get to the shop and do a decent patch job...and now I've got tons of stuff at home, so hopefully I'll never have to do this again.
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