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Old 11-02-07, 09:31 PM
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patching skinny tubes...

what do you do when the patch is bigger than the width of the tube...seems I always have part of the patch not attaching to the tube...These are skinny road tubes..
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Old 11-02-07, 09:32 PM
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Smaller patches.
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Old 11-02-07, 09:42 PM
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do they come smaller, or do people cut them?
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I just kinda roll the tube side to side as I press the patch with a CO2 cartidge - like a kitchen bread roller. The edges will stick fine. No problems.
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Old 11-02-07, 09:59 PM
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Rolling the patch on the tube is a good tip. I figured this out a few months ago and it greatly improves patching quality especially on small tubes
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do they come smaller, or do people cut them?
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