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Originally Posted by Patriot
Yes, only if done right. I have found once you get into the higher pressure tubes, like that of road bikes, then it gets far less reliable, but for most MTB tubes, patches work great. The real key is a good roughed clean surface for the glue to stick, and using alot of clamping pressure when applying the patch as the glue sets.
Personally, I carry a spare tube for fast replacement on the trail. I then repair the old tube when I get home. I use a bench vice and clamp the tube between a couple of boards. The patch will never come off.
The real key is to let the glue dry until it has a matte finish and then press the patch in place. No clamping needed. Even works for high pressure tires.
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