Glueless Patches

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby mjr » 1 Oct 2020, 8:53am

francovendee wrote:Unless you can see a nail or thorn in the tyre it's hard to find the hole in a tube.

Usually I can see the flint or glass responsible for most of my interruptions but dribbling water on the partially-reinflated tyre and watching for bubbles finds most of the rest. The remaining 1% suck.
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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby Bmblbzzz » 1 Oct 2020, 2:49pm

It's helpful to locate the source of the puncture to prevent getting a second one from the same object. When the object isn't obvious, you can usually locate the jet of air from the hole in the tube, then that gives you the approximate position of the object (assuming you know the tyre's position relative to the tube, eg because you match the label with the valve).

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby David9694 » 3 Oct 2020, 12:26pm

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.


I agree, Although it’s hard to get tubes at less than a fiver a time.

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby Sweep » 3 Oct 2020, 1:16pm

David9694 wrote: Although it’s hard to get tubes at less than a fiver a time.

You're not looking hard enough.
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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby David9694 » 3 Oct 2020, 9:52pm

See you in the new bargain inner tubes thread!

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby andrew_s » 4 Oct 2020, 1:07am

David9694 wrote:See you in the new bargain inner tubes thread!

£2.99 in Decathlon, £3.50 in Go Outdoors

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby Sweep » 4 Oct 2020, 7:51am

andrew_s wrote:
David9694 wrote:See you in the new bargain inner tubes thread!

£2.99 in Decathlon, £3.50 in Go Outdoors

And planetx do frequent offers on tubes. Vavert branded which go outdoors sell sometimes.
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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby foxyrider » 4 Oct 2020, 2:41pm

andrew_s wrote:
David9694 wrote:See you in the new bargain inner tubes thread!

£2.99 in Decathlon, £3.50 in Go Outdoors

4 for a tenner in Halfords
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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby Jdsk » 4 Oct 2020, 2:44pm

David9694 wrote:
Eyebrox wrote:I found the Park ones to be suitably thin and pliable - which helped when tucking the repaired tube back into the tyre at the roadside. Not cheap though at £6 for six. Maybe cheaper elsewhere.

Glued or glue-less, I find that on tubes for thinner tyres, where the curvature is greater the ability of the patch to bend and stay bent matters the most. There’s a lot of for-glue patches out there that will come unstuck.

Just tried a couple of GP-2s on a tight curve. Quite impressed.

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby mjr » 4 Oct 2020, 4:17pm

foxyrider wrote:
andrew_s wrote:
David9694 wrote:See you in the new bargain inner tubes thread!

£2.99 in Decathlon, £3.50 in Go Outdoors

4 for a tenner in Halfords

Is there no quality threshold then? ;-)

I wasn't impressed with the Vavert (as seen at PX and GO) because they didn't take patches reliably. Half odds tubes with the orange label seem ok, but I'd still rather Schwalbe or Impac with the superior Woods valves.
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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby humankeith » 15 Oct 2020, 12:34pm

I carry the PartTool 'stickers' and had just assumed these had taken over the 'old fashioned' boxes with glue, crayon, patches with orange bit around the edge.

I've been using these for the past 10 years and have tubes with multiple punctures repaired by them in all condition and still going strong.

I've never had one fail on bikes running psi of 60-110.

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby nomm » 16 Oct 2020, 9:29pm

I've been using the Parktool stickers for 5+ years now without issue until I left a bike out, all day in the sun, in the most recent heatwave (30+) - 2 peeled and lifted on the same tyre in the same way at the same time... Must have been the heat?

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby iandusud » 17 Oct 2020, 8:24am

I started this thread after repairing a puncture on my daughter's bike discovering that I was very low on normal patches and deciding to try using some glueless patches from Wilco that someone had given me. I said I would feed back on the success or not. Well last week I noticed that her rear tyre was once again flat so thought to myself "that patch didn't hold". However I discovered that she had another puncture and that the patch I had fitted was holding perfectly. So, so for so good.

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Re: Glueless Patches

Postby Brucey » 17 Oct 2020, 5:13pm

nomm wrote:I've been using the Parktool stickers for 5+ years now without issue until I left a bike out, all day in the sun, in the most recent heatwave (30+) - 2 peeled and lifted on the same tyre in the same way at the same time... Must have been the heat?


unionised patches, them; one off, all off....

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