I always used sections of similar inner tube. Another trick that might be unique to me was a small piece of mylar drumhead bonded to the casing in the area of the puncture. As a drummer, I had a seemingly endless supply of beat to death heads and the thin, flexible mylar is incredibly strong.
> referencing eugene sloan's "complete book of bicycling," he mentions
> thirteen or so steps on repairing tubular tires. i have a scrap tubular,
> and i'm going to see if i can do it. anyway, he mentions (in the first
> edition) that traditional inner-tube patches are too fat/big for sew-ups
> and scrape/tear the casing.
> is this still true? or have patches slimmed down enough so that they
> could now be used in sew-ups with no problem?
> i know that there's the fellow in florida who repairs tubs, but this is a
> cheapo that i just want to try and learn the craft on.
> dan polito
> bloomington, IN