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Old 09-07-19, 04:35 AM
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Tube patch sticking out

I have 700 x 18/23c tube i need to patch. Iíll be using it as spare. The smallest patch i have is 25mm and it sticks out a bit on the tube. Is it ok to cut the patch? I have lots of these bigger patches i never use. Do you guys do this? Wonít the cut patchís edge possibly puncture the tube at some point? I canít find smaller 15mm patches here. Decathlon has them, but they arenít available atm.
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Never tried that, but it should be ok. What's to lose by trying?
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Originally Posted by iamLefty View Post
I have 700 x 18/23c tube i need to patch. Iíll be using it as spare. The smallest patch i have is 25mm and it sticks out a bit on the tube. Is it ok to cut the patch? I have lots of these bigger patches i never use. Do you guys do this? Wonít the cut patchís edge possibly puncture the tube at some point? I canít find smaller 15mm patches here. Decathlon has them, but they arenít available atm.
Pick up a box of these for road tubes..

https://www.amazon.com/Rema-F0-P-16m...s%2C142&sr=8-2
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Old 09-07-19, 01:32 PM
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I cut or trim these type patches all the time. typically making big ones small or rounding square ones.

https://www.amazon.com/Victor-22-5-0.../dp/B000I1AY2K
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Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
I cut or trim these type patches all the time. typically making big ones small or rounding square ones.

https://www.amazon.com/Victor-22-5-0.../dp/B000I1AY2K
First time iíve seen that type of patch.

Anyway, iíve asked Park Tool and they said itís ok to cut up the regular patches. Iíve got lots of those big round and rectangular patches i havenít used.

Thanks for the replies.
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I used to cut them w/o problems. Then I got the small Rema linked above, very nice.
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That's something that always kinds of bugs me. I know there's a couple different rema kits you might see in the LBS, but the ones I most easily find have many of the bigger patches which I have never had a use for. I have a crap load of them sitting around from rema boxes where I used all the little round ones.

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Originally Posted by iamLefty View Post
First time iíve seen that type of patch.
Back in the day it was the only kind of patch.
Or you had the hot patch kit, but they were usually too big for bike tubes.

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