Preglued patches to die for?

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  • Preglued patches to die for?
  • theflatboy
    Member

    yes yes, tubeless this, tubeless that. save it.

    So, what pre-glued patches are people using for puncturage scenarios? I used to swear by Park, but then got onto Red Devils which seemed better. I’ve since discovered they’re too stiff and not flexible enough so come off when tube is rolled up or when applied along a seam on the tube. Vis a vis, they’re shit.

    On that basis, thinking of reverting to Park. are there any better that people have found?

    bigbloke
    Member

    Sorry Park here, they just work well.

    theflatboy
    Member

    don’t be sorry, they’re what i’m reverting to in the absence of anything better. i’m actually thinking of going back to old school glue and rubber for home repairs and only taking the preglued ones out on rides. i don’t reckon the preglued type bond as well for permanent solutions. any thoughts on the matter most welcome.

    Park here too. Never had a problem with them.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I always found Skabs to be the longest lasting (and stickier than Park IME)
    http://raleigh.co.uk/PRODUCTTYPE/ProductRange/Product/Default.aspx?pc=2&pt=137&pg=3318

    theflatboy
    Member

    the only issues i’ve had with the parks are later on on when they seem to wrinkle a bit and start leaking at the edges/coming off. perhaps i need to do a bit more sand papering prior to application/press harder!

    i’m actually thinking of going back to old school glue and rubber for home repairs and only taking the preglued ones out on rides

    I thought that was the general rule anyway. Always been mine (after spare tube first obviously)

    headpotdog
    Member

    Park are OK, but I’ve found that blisters often form over the puncture hole which then spread & eventually leak. Good ol’ fashioned glue & patches work much better IMO but are a pain to use out on the trail.

    I now just use the Park patches for trail side repairs & glue & patches for when I can get home to do the job properly.

    theflatboy
    Member

    that’s exactly what i’m finding, hpd. ernie, you’re probably right that it should be the rule, and i’m now reaching that conclusion myself. i feel it’s the approach i will take from now on.

    so, what glue and patches are we all using when ensconced in our warm abodes? πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    Lezyne patches are fantastic.

    theflatboy
    Member

    classic style or modern preglued style, schmiken?

    Park for tubes (when I’m running tubes) and Scabs to hold together a ripped tyre from the inside of the tyre carcass – they work suprisingly well for this if its not too big a rip

    rocketman
    Member

    Lezyne patches are fantastic

    ^^ this

    good enough to forget the tube is patched

    TiRed
    Member

    Topeak Flypaper. I’ve also used Park. Not had to repatch since using Topeak. This includes road bike pressures.

    Oh and they aren’t bad on blisters either!

    theflatboy
    Member

    ok, my interest is piqued, or topeaked if you will, by the lezyne and topeak recommendations. do tell me more, people. and please confirm if we’re talking about lezyne classic or modern incarnations?

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Topeak for me too. Bought on CRC cheap, used and VERY good, bought 4 more packs recently for Morzine trip for me and the lads.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I’ve got some Lezynes that came with my backpack. Send me your address and I’ll post em to you. Bet they aren’t as good as Skabs though πŸ˜‰

    theflatboy
    Member

    wow, cheers dez. that would be amaze if you wouldn’t mind. i’ll pop you an eme now.

    toby1
    Member

    Would you really die for puncture patches?

    Park’s definitely peel under pressure, so I might opt into Lezyne too.

    Nothing else comes close!

    rocketman
    Member

    please confirm if we’re talking about lezyne classic or modern incarnations?

    These: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=24778

    theflatboy
    Member

    toby, i would.

    zulu eleven, thanks.

    rocketman, thanks.

    brakes
    Member

    my interest is piqued, or topeaked if you will

    :shakes head:

    I’ve only ever used the Park ones. I’ve got a shed-load of inner tubes which need fixing and it would be nice if you could buy like an A4/A5 sheet of patches – hopefully it might save a bit of money compared to the patch kits.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Zulu-Eleven – Member
    Nothing else comes close!

    Checked the thread title lately? πŸ™„

    Premier Icon deus
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    i recently bought some of these, yup 100 of them, i’m sure i’ll give some to my mates/ never have to worry about running out of them ever again

    Having insulted the puncture fairy recently, I have been forced into comparing different alternatives. I switched from the old -fashioned patches shown above to Park patches for convenience and have been impressed with Park’s durability. (I hope I havent spoken too soon). Current back wheel has three Park Patches on and is going fine.

    theflatboy
    Member

    things have moved on, organdonor. try to keep up. πŸ™„

    theflatboy
    Member

    The Topeak efforts are available for under Β£2 at a few places. Will give the Lezynes, as generously to be proffered by Dez, a go and see how they fare. In future I may dip a toe or even waggle a foot in the Topeak waters.

    At my manor, a comfortable stock of TipTops is going to be tiptop of my to-do list.

    Thanks for coming, as always, everybody.

    brakes
    Member

    a comfortable stock of TipTops is going to be tiptop of my to-do list

    your puns are getting worse

    theflatboy
    Member

    i do try to put the pun in puncture. πŸ™‚

    theflatboy – Member
    i do try to put the pun in puncture.

    Does that include your user name?

    theflatboy
    Member

    like it. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon cliffyc
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    Weldtite Red Devil,Park or Lezyne all excellent.

    theflatboy
    Member

    now, cliff, i hate to be overly critical but you couldn’t even be bothered to read the first post in the thread. could you please buck your ideas up a bit for next time?

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