Thread: Patch or Pitch?
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Old 03-04-09, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratfish View Post
I will never patch another tube. My time is worth more than the cost of the tube and breathing the adhesive compound is not an acceptable risk.
If the time spent patching the tube is taken from time you would be making money then it makes sense. But most of us just patch them while out for a recreational ride or while at home puttering around the garage or watching TV so as long as tubes cost more than patches it's always worth our while. And if its family time we're talking about; time spent showing your kid how to patch a tire is time well spent.

As for the adhesive compound, just smear a dime size patch of it on the tube; don't empty the whole tube into a paper bag and huff it.
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