mercalia wrote:if they dont last why bother at all? whats this good for a temporary repair, how much more effort does it take to do it properly with rubber soln and patch? All the effort is taking the tyre off? if the weather is bad you just change the tube. I dont get it.
A glueless patch saves the time needed to apply the rubber and let it go tacky, and chalk over the top. That means you don't have to keep the area dry as long, which is a benefit now weather is worsening - and the rubber takes even longer to tack in bad weather. Glueless has a higher success rate than sealant cans and it puts less mess on the bike, but it's not quite as quick as a can. A glueless patch pack is much smaller than a conventional patch kit, too.
No need to take the wheel out and whole tyre off unless you're someone who likes to show off their skill in wheel removal and bike balancing - just pull out the bit of tube with the puncture.
If you need to be somewhere by a certain time, it's well worth carrying both glueless patches and a can. I've caught trains after puncturing that I probably would have missed otherwise.