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Old 03-25-19, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
no worries. I'm just a forum addict. sometimes I play "devils advocate" to further explore a topic. maybe I shouldn't have posed the question to you, meaning I could have just introduced it. been a long time since I did a roadside patch. I have more than 1 tube patch kit in my trunk cuz I'm too lazy to inspect them & make hard decisions about what I have, it's condition & what's really necessary
thanks, no problem
I really do only get about a flat per season (touch wood again) but my best story was getting one ages ago, but my spare tube had been kicking around in my small seat bag for so many years that the tube had a couple of abrasion holes in it from rubbing against the inside of the seatbag, probably had been in there for years without being used.
So my spare was shot, but fixing a flat on the road is a pain to be sure of where the hole is sometimes, but I was near an apartment building where I found a tap out back. Took the stuff out of my pannier, filled it with water, and was able to accurately find the hole in my first tube I had taken out, and patch it with my kit.
Ive gone a long time without a flat now, but always have a spare tube and patch kit, and try to remember to check the little tubes, and keep them unopened if possible, using the larger tube I have at home when needed.
I also learned to be more careful of having my spare tubes in plastic bags or whatever to protect them, and not having them jammed up against my small set of tools.....and another advantage of waterproof panniers.
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Old 03-25-19, 05:05 PM
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I keep mine in their boxes & carry two. they take up some real estate in my rack trunk. especially when I'm riding w 29 x 2.25 tires cuz those tubes aren't small
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All of the small tubes of glue eventually dry up...at least that has been my experience. I try to find a box of the tubes on sale either in Amazon or a deal on eBay. Boxes of Rema tubes are on sale frequently.

I always rotate the tubes out of my seat bag regularly. They are only my emergency solution anyway since I usually carry one tube on city rides and two tubes on longer rides. I like the self-sticky patches ok but where I live it is so hot that they tend to get gooey and don't last all that long. I don't really look at those being a permanent patch like a vulcanized patch.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I keep mine in their boxes & carry two. they take up some real estate in my rack trunk. especially when I'm riding w 29 x 2.25 tires cuz those tubes aren't small
tell me about it, I carried three 2-2.5in presta tubes with me throughout Central America and Mexico, they weighed so much more than other tubes I've carried on other trips in the past, and I had more of them--and didnt need any of them once...
(prepared for the worst, hoped for the best, I was lucky and got the "best")
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