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Patch A Snake Bite Tube Puncture?

Old 11-25-11, 03:26 AM
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Patch A Snake Bite Tube Puncture?

I hit two nasty unseen opened curbs in rapid succession on my ride yesterday. The front tube suffered a snake bite puncture and had to be replaced on the ride. I would like to know whether it is smart and wise to patch and re-use a tube with a snake bite puncture.

Or just toss the tube? I have never had this kind of puncture b/4 in all my years of cycling experience, thus kinda flustered about it.
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Old 11-25-11, 03:37 AM
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It's perfectly fine to do and would be a waste of a tube to just toss it! I'll let some more people reply saying it's fine, too...
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Sure, some patch kits even come with long rectangular patches practically custom made for snake bites.
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Yep. Patch it. Depending on the kit, a rectangular or medium size round patch will do the job.
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Thanks for all responses.

I have patched it, and so far, all seems to be well.

We'll see if it holds.
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It's perfectly fine to do and would be a waste of a tube to just toss it! I'll let some more people reply saying it's fine, too...
it's fine, too..
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