He did say that hardly any were his own...
Sorry did I say otherwise?
gloomyandy wrote:Since we are talking patches... What are you supposed to do with the clear backing/topping that is on many of them? It can be very hard to remove it without ruining the feathered edge, are you supposed to? Is there some trick to it?
Colin_P wrote: ...It is there to stop any residual glue sticking the tube to the inside of the tyre ....
drossall wrote:I may be the only one, but I swear by the Weldtite strip that you cut into your own pieces. Sticks better than anything I know.
Brucey wrote:Colin_P wrote: ...It is there to stop any residual glue sticking the tube to the inside of the tyre ....
it can be used that way but that isn't why it is there. The manufacturers recommend that you remove it and design it to be removed.
A design feature of feather-edged patches is that they stretch with the tube to some extent; if you leave the backing on, they cannot (for better or worse) stretch at all.
RickH wrote:I like the Tip-Top patches & I find I've had enough kits free in goodie bags to more than keep pace with the 0-3 patches I need per year. The glue can be slightly more of a problem - I try to keep an unopened one in the repair kit as well as one that has previously been opened in case the open one has dried up since last use.
[XAP]Bob wrote:As the title. Am now out of patches...
I have some preference towards having some of the 'sticker' type for roadside use, but am happy to have a more involved patch method at home.
What brands do people recommend?
gloomyandy wrote:I've just purchased 48 feather edged round patches from a seller on Amazon for £1.49. Delivered from China in just under a week!
Audax67 wrote:gloomyandy wrote:I: if you expel all the air before capping it doesn't deteriorate.
All the same, I'm thinking about the Lezyne Smart patches for use on the road. When it's cold as charity and blowing half a gale, simple is good. Most of my punctures are slow ones, discovered the morning after, so I'll keep the others for the workshop.