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Rema Tip Top Patch Kits

Old 01-23-14, 08:37 PM
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I was in the Terai of Nepal in mid March through first week of August in 2012. This area is an extension of the Indian planis although you could gain about 5 miles in elevation by going 120 miles north. Bought an Indian single speed that is the endemic form of transportation for a good percentage of the small rice growing farmers, and I bought it because I wanted a little more breeze than walking provided during 100-110 f heat.

It came with Dunlop / Wood valves. I had one start leaking and it was a b**** to get repaired. Not really hard to do, but I didn't have the little repair piece and took the valve apart several times trying to find the problem. I don't remember if I finally got it to hold air by cleaning it well, or just bought a new tube.
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Old 01-23-14, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Clipped_in View Post
Ding, ding, ding! I think we have a winner. Sheldon knew all along: See Woods Valve

I guess they're common in Germany?
+1 !! I was wondering if the elusive Woods or Dunlop valve reference would come up!
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Old 01-24-14, 10:43 AM
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The tinier patches (16mm vs 25mm) are best, imo, for almost all bike tube repairs - less prep, less glue, easier and faster.

Once a tube has proven itself, I'd rather patch and use it again. After seven (it's lucky), retire it t' the heap.

True that a patch job can be botched; also true that a brand new tube can be a baddie. The incidence of the latter exceeds the former, in me experience.

The heap provides garden ties, chain covers, door gaskets ...many good uses there; why throw 'em away ever?


The mystery o' the lil' tube solved, oh, happy day.
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Originally Posted by Spiduhman View Post
The tinier patches (16mm vs 25mm) are best, imo, for almost all bike tube repairs - less prep, less glue, easier and faster.

Once a tube has proven itself, I'd rather patch and use it again. After seven (it's lucky), retire it t' the heap.

True that a patch job can be botched; also true that a brand new tube can be a baddie. The incidence of the latter exceeds the former, in me experience.

The heap provides garden ties, chain covers, door gaskets ...many good uses there; why throw 'em away ever?


The mystery o' the lil' tube solved, oh, happy day.
You sir, are an unconscionable drag on the world economy. Give it up a little more freely so we can all prosper.
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:O

Wha?

Me bought a box o' hundred 16mm patches an' a large tube o' glue!

Ah, you got me; am I a cheap sob? Yesh!
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Old 01-26-14, 08:33 AM
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The patches are too big, so I cut them in halves. Works great and uses less glue.
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