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Is it possible to fixed a flat 700x23c inner tube?

Old 10-15-08, 07:35 PM
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Is it possible to fixed a flat 700x23c inner tube?

Is it possible to fix a flat 700x23c inner tube?
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Old 10-15-08, 07:36 PM
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...fill it with air?


or do you mean if its popped? why not just buy a new one?
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Patches but you can get a new tube for like 3$ probably cheaper than a patching kit
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yes, 25 cent patch, and 10 minutes.
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Originally Posted by dummy_sole View Post
Is it possible to fix a flat 700x23c inner tube?
Depends on where and how big the hole is.
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not that big, less than a cm.
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Originally Posted by dummy_sole View Post
not that big, less than a cm.
If the hole is a centimeter wide, you're not going to have good luck with a patch. I am assuming that you had a blow-out.
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naw. i ran over a a plant with a thorn
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I've patched them. The hard part is most patches that come in patch kits are bigger than the tube. So i have cut the patch (most patch kits come with a large piece of patching material you can cut up).
I also cut pieces of a used MTB tube (should be thicker) to use as patches. Just put a little rubber cement on both pieces, wait a few minutes and apply.
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Old 10-15-08, 08:01 PM
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I use these patches.

https://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...d=702325232720
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I've patched them, but it not really worth the time and effort. At my LBS, a patch kit costs $4, and a new inner tube costs $5. I'd rather pay the extra dollar to save my time, and get a brand new inner tube.
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You guys are all newbs. He has to buy a new bike.
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2$ glue tube (good for a lot of patch), 0.10$ patch, little piece of sandpaper
take 2minutes more than to just change the tube...
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KRAZY GLUE!!!

3 bucks for 2 little tubes

just empty all the air out of the tire, and put a few layers of super glue on it.

bam, patch done, pump pump pump it up.
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Originally Posted by tall&lanky View Post
KRAZY GLUE!!!

3 bucks for 2 little tubes

just empty all the air out of the tire, and put a few layers of super glue on it.

bam, patch done, pump pump pump it up.
Ignore that post..
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ignore it if you want, but it works for me every time. I've been running a crazy-glue patched tube for a few months with no problems.
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Originally Posted by ConradNaff View Post
I've patched them, but it not really worth the time and effort. At my LBS, a patch kit costs $4, and a new inner tube costs $5. I'd rather pay the extra dollar to save my time, and get a brand new inner tube.
you realize there is more than one patch in that kit right? probably 6 or so?
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Where are all of these people coming from?

I swap out the tube on the road, and then patch it when I get home, and the patched tube becomes my new backup. If I'm lazy it just gets thrown in my bag, but I put it in a plastic bag with some talc powder for easy changes if I think of it. Patching on the road works just fine, but I always have trouble making sure the tube is clean and getting the patch to hold well and all.

The one time that I carried only patches and not a tube I blew the valve off the tube...
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More like Where are all of you people buying patch kits? You act like a patch kit has 1 patch in it. For 4 dollars you get a patch kit and 5 dollars you get a tube, but a patch kit can fix roughly *goes over and looks at one sitting on the counter* between 8 and 12 flats if you cut the big patches.
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At MEC you can get tubes for 2.50 and it still makes sense economically to patch flats. It's better for you spiritually as well. I will recycle a tube once it has over three or so patches in it and starts to look like a tire on Goofy's car, but before that i would just feel too much like a hummer driving, mcdonalds eating ****** for throwing them away.

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if patching up a tube is too hard, you should just sell your bike.
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Park tools glueless patches FTW.
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Originally Posted by dummy_sole View Post
Is it possible to fix a flat 700x23c inner tube?


What a novel ideal. Repairing an inner tube.
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I rarely have a flat on my road bikes. Which is why I do not repair the tubes. Last time I repaired a road bike tube by the time I had to use it the patch was no longer sealed. I had checked it at home when I finished patching it and it was good then. Now I replace the tube on my road bikes and save the old tube. The old road bike tubes is what I cut my patches out of for my tubes on my two mountain bikes. I have flats on it a lot more often then my road bike. I also do not have near as far to walk it if one of my patched tubes did fail.
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naw. i ran over a a plant with a thorn

answer to your problems = conti gatorskins
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