who repairs and resuses there inner tubes?
I do.Posted 4 years ago
I try to use glue and patches as the stick on ones aren’t supposed to last very long.
that said Park ones seem to last a good long while – I just had one fail the other day and it was probably a couple of years old I reckon.
do not ever use Evans own stick on patches, they just fall off and if you can get one to stick it’ll either fall off overnight or definitely the next time it rains.MoreCashThanDashSubscriber
I save them up and do a batch – actually a few ready now after the winter.
Max of two patches to a tube though – three strikes and they are out. Tend to buy tubes in batches on offer so not that expensive, only get through 10 a year across three bikes, 4-5,0000 miles.Posted 4 years agodannyhMember
Half an hour with some feathered edge patches and vulcanising solution is quite satisfying sometimes.
Oh, and a nerdy point here. It isn’t glue. Glue sticks two surfaces together by bonding them to each side of a thin layer of itself. Vulcanising solution ‘melts’ the tube and the patch together (although ‘melt’ is not right either – perhaps someone with a chemistry background could put it better!)Posted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
I occasionally fix them. Probably 8 out of 10 fixes work well although the odd one that doesn’t stay fixed usually punctures half way home in the cold. So more often than not, I bin them and use a fresh one these days. It’s a bit wasteful of course but it’s only 1 or 2 tubes a year. For commuting peace of mind, I’m OK with that.Posted 4 years agoonewheelgoodSubscriber
I do, on the bikes that aren’t tubeless yet. Only throw them away when they’ve got 20+ patches on them. Use glue most of the time, although the Lezyne stick on patches are fantastic. You can buy a sheet of patch material for a couple of quid and cut it up into 30-odd patches.Posted 4 years ago
I was about to do my first repair batch and then I found these.The cheapest I’ve ever found, so it’ll be a while longer before I dive into the big bag of tubes in the shed
what’s so great about them?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve used Schwalbe tubes before and the seams have always split twice.
are these better?stumpy01Member
I tend to do them in batches.
Did some on Sunday, actually. Annoyingly though, one of them was beyond repair (valve tearing out of tube) and two of them showed no visible leak at all.
Still repaired another two though.
I seem to go from having boxes of brand new tubes one day to having absolutely none. I think I must give them away and forget.Posted 4 years ago
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