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Old 07-25-15, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by FRANK CANNON View Post
Glueless patches DO NOT WORK.

Consider yourself lucky if it gets you home.

I'll show you a real man's patch kit. Non filtered.

I don't think you're allowed to use the term "real man's" with a picture of a gel saddle.
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Old 07-25-15, 04:12 PM
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Both the Park and Rema patch kits (with glue) have done the job for me.
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Old 07-25-15, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by GP View Post
I don't think you're allowed to use the term "real man's" with a picture of a gel saddle.
That's a Ti Flite my friend.
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Old 07-25-15, 08:07 PM
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Either this board is full of old stuck in the mud geezers...

Or, it is quite interesting at how much nearly unanimous dislike there is for the glueless patches.

Yet, they are almost EVERYWHERE. Especially in the department stores around here. Sometimes one has to hunt for a decent patch kit.
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Old 07-26-15, 07:06 AM
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As an old geezer, I've had the opportunity to use stick-on patches many times. I have not found them to be reliable over time. Traditional glue-on patches have been bulletproof. Of course both need to be properly applied.
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Old 07-26-15, 07:37 AM
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I found this video very interesting, especially the fact that Rema endorses patching over a patch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCebwxn74ek
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Old 07-26-15, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
I have had great results with Bell patch kits that I buy at a discount dept. store for $1.39 a pack. The "glue" goes farther than the number of patches in the kit. I also use Rema patches with the glue. Lately I buy the cheap kit and just use the Rema patches. $1.39 once a year is cheap enough. It really is the prep and method of 'stitching' the patch on that gives me dependable results.
What's your method for stitching the patch down?
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Old 07-26-15, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Bug Shield View Post
What's your method for stitching the patch down?
Rubbing hard with a blunt tool, wrench or tire lever. In a mostly rocking motion.
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Old 07-26-15, 12:40 PM
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Contrary to some reviews, i like those green "scabs" patches. Worked 100% of the time
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Originally Posted by Black wallnut View Post
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What's your method for stitching the patch down?
Rubbing hard with a blunt tool, wrench or tire lever. In a mostly rocking motion.
I squeeze the patched tire really hard between my palms for a couple of minutes. You can feel the heat of the vulcinization process. No idea if this helps, but it feels like it
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Old 07-26-15, 11:43 PM
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For me, a patch kit is a fail-safe. I carry two spare tubes on most rides, so the patch kit only comes out when I flat more than once on a single ride. A patch should only be considered a temporary fix: i.e. enough to get you home. Replace that patched tube when you get home! FWIW, the Park Glueless Patch Kit has a permanent home in my bag and has never failed me.
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Old 08-12-15, 01:25 PM
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Nobody has suggested the Velox Patch kit?

Complete with a needle, thread, and a thimble

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Old 08-12-15, 01:31 PM
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I have found that Park glueless patches work great. Ive got two tubes that have Park patches on them for more than 2 years.

The problem with patch kits with glue is they are pretty much a one time deal. After the glue is opened, the next time you go to use it, it is hard as a rock.
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Old 08-12-15, 02:41 PM
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I use Rema F1 patches and Elmer's rubber cement in the jar. The tubes of cement tend to dry out whereas the jar lasts longer. I also carry a piece of rubber with me for a boot in case of a tire cut.
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Old 08-12-15, 02:43 PM
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I carry the Park glueless patches on the bike. I've only used them a few times but they always worked. They take up less room in the saddle bag and you don't have to worry about tubes of glue drying out. I use the small Rema patches at home, buy them 100 at a time.
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Old 08-13-15, 04:03 PM
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I use whatever glue kit I happen to have. I've never used glueless because by the time I've used the two spare tubes I carry, I've given up being in a hurry. I've only had problems with patches I put on badly.
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