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Old 08-12-12, 06:17 PM
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Should work fine - as long as you intend to fix holes in tubes rather than 'tires'. The kits at bike shops usually have patches that are more tapered at the edges so they have a smoother transition. In theory that would prevent feeling a little bump from the patch as the tire spins - but in practice I've never noticed that even with untapered patches.

Two main things to watch for when patching tubes with regular glue-on patches:
1) prepare the surface well - use the sandpaper or grater to get a good clean surface and make sure it's dry and free of any oils
2) let the glue dry well before applying the patch - the glue should no longer be tacky when you press the patch in place.

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