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small patches for x23 tubes.(5 posts)

small patches for x23
Jul 25, 2001 3:48 AM
Ive got 50.00 worth of tubes laying around w/ just one hole in them. My problem is all i can ever find are teh nickle size patches (mtb) that cover and overlap around the tube not making a good contact and making the tube useless. Once i bought some dot size patches that fit perfectly on road tubes. Where have they gone? I cant find them anywhere? thanks
Park GP-2?RhodyRider
Jul 25, 2001 6:20 AM
I've used the Park GP-2 glueless patches for years, with 100% success. They are not small, but they seem to stretch with the tube and the adhesive is bulletproof. A caveat: I use butyl tubes only (19-26c), so I don't know how these patches would work with anything else i.e. latex.
stop wasting your money on patchesak
Jul 25, 2001 8:28 AM
take one tube, cut it up and buy a big can of rubber cement from ACE for seven bucks. Use some rubbing alcohol to clean the powder off the inside of the tubes and use the roughing too from your last patch kit on the tube and the home-made patch. You'll never worry about it again. I've done this to my pile of tubes and I havn't had a problem with them yet. I havn't had a leaky patch from any of the tubes, and I run about 125 psi road and from 40 to 70 psi MTB.
Good tip, I will have to try thatLC
Jul 25, 2001 3:13 PM
I never thought of doing that, but it makes sense to me. It would seem that the home made patch would probally stretch better to.

Thanks, I knew this board was good for something :)
Yeah ill try it too and let you know. nmsj
Jul 25, 2001 6:00 PM