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Old 06-11-23, 12:04 PM
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Self-adhesive tire boots?

These stick to the inside of the tire to keep the tube from pushing through--they are not patches for tubes. I was given a couple to use on a ride but didn't catch the name of the product. I know that Park makes one. Thanks.

EDIT: I'm also considering making my own from Gorilla Tape and sticking them onto wax paper or baking parchment.

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Originally Posted by bikeme
These stick to the inside of the tire to keep the tube from pushing through--they are not patches for tubes. I was given a couple to use on a ride but didn't catch the name of the product. I know that Park makes one. Thanks.
tire boot.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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You can make self-adhering tire patches from FedEx Tyvek envelope flaps. Just cut up a few flaps. I apply two, one over the other, with the fibers oriented at right angles.
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Duct tape.
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie
note, those Park boots are for temporary use only. They have sharp edges that will eventually cut through the tube (yes, discovered with experience )
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I’ve carried a couple of the Park boots for a few years and they were old when I got them. Last week I was on the Erie Canal trail and ran over something that sliced my tire, about 3/4” of sidewall and tread. NO bike shops anywhere around. I applied the boot and a new tube and rode. Bought a new tire then rode to my campsite for the night. 60 miles, about a third paved and two thirds unpaved, touring load with tent, bag, etc. It all held very well until I changed the tire. Just bought another pack.
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Other commonly carried items can be used for a temporary boot. Clif bar wrappers and paper money work well. The advantage of the Park boot is that it stays put as you replace and inflate the tube. Not news to most but what the heck, BF is nothing if not repetitive.
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The dollar bill, tyvek, whatever, is necessary for the first experience.

After that it's the boot on hand for the 2nd time.

It's one of these things an owner must experience to realize they need to get them afterwards.
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I don’t see the point of adhesive tire boots. If you need to boot the tire, the tire is probably toast and will have to be replaced. The boot is only temporary so it doesn’t need to be stuck to the tire. Tyvek works perfectly for this application. Go “borrow” one from the USPS. They don’t cost anything unless you ship something.
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie
Thanks. I failed to mention the ones I was given were round black plastic and fabric-looking.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
I don’t see the point of adhesive tire boots. If you need to boot the tire, the tire is probably toast and will have to be replaced. The boot is only temporary so it doesn’t need to be stuck to the tire. Tyvek works perfectly for this application. Go “borrow” one from the USPS. They don’t cost anything unless you ship something.
the adhesive is just to keep in in place to make it easier fixing the flat. It's a pain to hold a piece of old tire or Gu wrapper in place (and yes, I've used Tyvek too) while reassembling everything.
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I did dollar bills on the road (made it a point of carrying at least 5 in any denomination). Tires with cut cord got set aside when I got home. About once a year I'd break out the sailcloth, contact cement and glue in patches that were fully as strong and stretch proof as the tire casing. Good for the rest of that tire's life. (Sailmaker's Dacron sailcloth and contractors contact cement for countertops and the like. If I took the tire on and off too many times I might have to glue the edges back down but otherwise, those fixes were permanent and completely reliable.
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Originally Posted by bikeme
the adhesive is just to keep in in place to make it easier fixing the flat. It's a pain to hold a piece of old tire or Gu wrapper in place (and yes, I've used Tyvek too) while reassembling everything.
I haven’t had use a boot very often but I’ve never had a problem keeping the boot in place. My boot is about a foot square and folded in quarters so 4” over all. That big enough to cover a tear that I could ride home on.
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