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  • For fun, how many times do you repair?!
  • What is the most times have you patched a tube up? My spares are up to six at the moment, am i tight?! 😀

    Junkyard
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    way more probably about 10 ish till they cant be fixed if they go oin same place – reuse and all that

    before i went tubeless i think my fav tube had around 12 patches, why buy new ones when patches are just fine..? i dont understand the logic of buying new…patches are cheaper.

    Hornet600
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    4 patches and bin! Cheaper to buy new tube than patches!

    I just keep on mending them, Usually you end up with a rip or patches overlapping after a while but half a dozen patches or more would not be unusual

    I counted 13 once, but I was poor then (still am really)

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Hornet600 – Member

    4 patches and bin! Cheaper to buy new tube than patches!

    Huh? Patches are about 20p each.

    Got to 19 once as a student. It was when I found myself putting a patch over the thorn hole in a big patch mending a flint slit I stopped.

    Loads more replies than i expected. I find it quite theraputic to repair spare tubes after a shower and a cup of coffee to hand! 😀

    z1ppy
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    About 17 on a slime tube, after putting the last 6 on I found another 6, one of which was irapairable so retired it :D. Slime tubes are ace, but when they do eventually go down your likely to find 5 holes it was sealing fine until that last one overwells it.

    Weldites puncture patch (large 6"*3" patch of the old style rubber/peel off patches that you cut up) & a large tube of their glue is the answer to cheap plentiful repairs.

    Premier Icon TheGingerOne
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    I just counted 13 on one of my spare inner tubes. I easily get up to 15 or more. And even then get disappointed when I have to bin one.
    Given a 155mm x 95mm patch strip costs maybe £2 and fixes many many punctures, it seems quite wasteful not too.

    hilldodger
    Member

    I keep meaning to mend them but never do, there's at least half a dozen in the shed needing a patch 😳

    About four, then it goes in the bin.

    uplink
    Member

    Tube??

    Is that that thing I have in my Camelbak for emergency repairs but never use?

    Are you a "roadie" then uplink?! 😆

    uplink
    Member

    No – well sometimes – just a convert to the way of tubeless 🙂

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I don't repair my tubes.

    I just hang them off trees next to the manmade singletrack at trail centres.

    9

    I give up if the patches have to overlap.

    then went tubeless!

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    I think 23 was my record. Then I started to worry about how much it weighed, so I bought a new one.

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Bunch of pikeys..Go Tubeless

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    One of the jobs of the guides at a holiday company I've been with a couple of times was mending the punctured tubes from the fleet of hire bikes. If a guest punctured during a ride they'd take the tube and just sling it into the back-up jeep whenever it met up with us; at the end of a week it wasn't uncommon to have 30 tubes needing patching. I think their record was about 40 patches on one tube!

    Used to repair inner tubes whenever I got a puncture, now I never bother, bought a load of inner tubes from tesco's and they were about £1.20 each so not worth the effort repairing punctured ones.

    shaggie
    Member

    I got to 22

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