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Defiantly unrepentant

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave5N, 21 Jan 2008.

  1. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

  2. simon l& and a half

    simon l& and a half New Member

    Location:
    Streatham Hill
    yes. the glueless ones are silly
     
  3. col

    col Veteran

    Iv never tried them,but would trust them really.
     
  4. Well, I think they're great. I've fixed loads of punctures with them and never had any problems. They're small and light enough to fit into my saddlebag too.
    So there.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

  6. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I love the glueless ones. I've used several and they've all worked without fail, and on high pressure tyres too. Of course, it may just be my amazing skill that's the key, rather than the patch :biggrin:
     
  7. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Stick to glue and glue will stick to you.
     
  8. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I've never tried them (the glueless ones I mean). Always assumed they were for MTBs only, no good at 100psi. Perhaps I ought to hold back judgement until I do.
     
  9. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    I was bought some as a gift, but have only used them on our MTB's where they have been satisfactory. I may be being over cautious, but on our road bikes I find the oozing tackiness of generously applied glue is reassuring.
     
  10. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    I have used both and the glueless type seem to peel off in time and/or the glue lessens it's 'impact' over time, storage. Perhaps they should have a use by date? :biggrin:
     
  11. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I've tried glueless "instant" ones, and found them to be less reliable than old school patches. I was a bit of a slow learner with normal patches, but now I pride myself on my repair quality.
     
  12. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    You and me both. I shamefuly used to chuck tubes (or chop them up for equipment grips) rather than repair them until I was encouraged to give proper mending a go. Silly really - I just didn't trust myself to make a decent job of it.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member


    Was you never a hard-up teenager?
     
  14. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Nah - never cycled enough back then to get punctures!