Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:17 am

All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:25 pm
Posts: 197
Location: London, UK
I bought some a few Vittoria Ultralight tubes and can't seem to patch them using Park Tool GP-2 pre glued patches...

Riding yesterday I punctured - Patched, continued cycling for no more than 3minutes and patch blows off - repeat three times before binning tube.
Punctured today, swapped tubes and patched when I got home. 5 minutes later the patch blows off. Fixed again and it blows off again. Bike's just propped up against the wall and the patches are from a second box.

So, anyone else had this trouble??


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:38 pm
Posts: 293
Can't comment on the specific problem, but why bother with pre-glued patches anyway? They're generally rubbish and always fail eventually. You're better off swapping in a new tube on the road and patching the punctured tube when you get home.

_________________
Blog: http://thesetbackpost.com/


Top
   
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:24 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:25 pm
Posts: 197
Location: London, UK
Not really had any trouble with them in the past, that's why I thought I throw it out there. I'll pick a Rema kit tomorrow and give that a whirl with these tubes.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:36 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:25 am
Posts: 1441
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
They aren't worth patching. I thought pretty much everyone chucked them away when they punctured.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:46 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:47 am
Posts: 125
Sure they're worth patching. I have a bike with a tube that's been in use for something like 4 years... has 8 patches on it. Still going strong.


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:38 pm
Posts: 293
Valbrona wrote:
They aren't worth patching. I thought pretty much everyone chucked them away when they punctured.


Some of us don't like throwing away money. Sure, I might like unpatched tubes for my nice light race bike, but I have no qualms about patches on my commuter or my winter bike.

_________________
Blog: http://thesetbackpost.com/


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 11:26 pm
Posts: 933
A tube is a few dollars. Save yourself the trouble.

_________________
Evo 5.02kg SL3 6.77 Slice RS 8.89 viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110579" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 9:39 pm
Posts: 988
113245 wrote:
Sure they're worth patching. I have a bike with a tube that's been in use for something like 4 years... has 8 patches on it. Still going strong.


adds a few unnecessary grams. i usually only patch once. second time, i chuck it.

_________________
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9070 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9070 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + Campy SR11 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:14 am
Posts: 1058
Location: Sweden
Fix the tube, save the earth. There's all the reason you need.

2 billion cyclicts each binning 1 tube a year. that's 20.000.000.000 tubes in ten years...

_________________

The Shivenge


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:29 pm
Posts: 138
All the pre glued patches are rubbish, they only stick when brand new. A couple of months in the saddle bag and they are toast. Even when they do stick they peel off after a few months. Cant beat good old fashioned glue and talc

Cold weather, Talc on the tube, bit damp and they wont stick

_________________
Cervelo S3 2011. Blinged 6.718 Kg


Top
   
Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:23 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:25 pm
Posts: 197
Location: London, UK
I have a job lot of 50 Rema Tip Top patches, adhesive and 5 new tubes ordered which should keep me going for a while!

The price of tubes soon adds up over a year if you can't be bothered to try and fix them. And...

DMF - That's a large number. Even the humble inner tube has a rather large carbon footprint. I'm not sure how to go about recycling all the old tyres and tubes I got lying about here in the UK. Car tyres cannot go to landfill but bikes tyres can and I don't think they are recycled by my borough in London. I better look into it.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Patching latex inner tubes

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

alcatraz

20

890

Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:39 pm

sanrensho View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Bora Ultra, 25mm Corsa G+ tyres, and Vittoria tubes 19-24 or 25-28?

in Everything wheels

RJKflyer

0

255

Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:18 pm

RJKflyer View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Vittoria Corsa G + Latex tubes or Schwable Pro One Tubeless tires

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Everything wheels

toronto-rider

22

2032

Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:16 pm

Henryexige View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Tubeless trouble

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Everything wheels

Abl3rider

32

1392

Mon May 08, 2017 2:18 pm

Geoff View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Trouble pulling driver body off on Zipp 404 hub

in Everything wheels

Shrike

0

91

Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:11 am

Shrike View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited