Author Topic: Touring Tires & Brakes  (Read 13541 times)

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Offline RussellSeaton

Touring Tires & Brakes
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2008, 09:59:09 am »
WalMart also sells regular patch kits in their automotive area.  Regular patch kits with glue and patches and sandpaper.  They work just fine for patching a tube the now old fashioned way.  Use the sandpaper to scuff up the area to be patched.  Spread glue on the area.  Wait a minute for the glue to flash off its volatiles.  Put the patch on.  Then I like to wait awhile longer before using the tube but I suspect you can use the tube immediately.  Tube is patched as good as new.

Offline Westinghouse

Touring Tires & Brakes
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2008, 12:22:25 pm »
I just went to Wal Mart two days ago and bought one of the patch kits out of the automotive section. It was cheap and held about 18 pieces, even if the package said it had 13 pieces. What does all this tell you? Those patch kits belong in the cycling section too.

That one kind of glueless patch Wal Mart sells really is totally and completely useless for anything. It is like trying to use two pieces of limp spaghetti as chopsticks. Totally completely bogus and useless.

This message was edited by Westinghouse on 10-28-08 @ 10:50 AM