Inner-tube patches. How many is too many?
When i rode with tubes regularly a dozen patches was pretty common. Thats only six snakebites. I could manage that in a day with 1.9″ conti cross country tyres (remember them?).
The last tube i binned had split along a seam (road bike). Took the other tyre off and that was going the same way.
Tubeless doesnt have these issues. Bloody horrid when they split or hole too much for the sealant and lately every tyre i have had has ripped long before wearing out.Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
I once had 13 on one tube, but I dunno how many, if any, were on the other one.
I regularly cut patches in half if need be too, I’ve even made my own patches (with some success) using bits of old tube, giving one side a good scrub, applying a bit of rubber solution & letting it dry then covering the glue with some tin foil, then using the same way as a normal patch.
I’m so tight I should’ve been a Yorkshireman. 😛
What patches is everyone using?
Any with a feather edge. (which my home made ones aren’t)Posted 4 years agodanielgrovesMember
It’s not too many until you can have patches on your patches on your patches.
I have a tube around somewhere with 5/6 patches on the same spot. It’s a weird lumpy shape now. It still hold air so I still use it though. When the valve breaks or I can’t patches it anymore, thats when it has too many.Posted 4 years ago
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