> Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:00:18 -0700
> From: verktyg <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [CR] Tire repair history
> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> I had 2 flats this past Saturday. The first flat was caused by a goat
> head in my front tire, the second by a glass shard in the rear.
> I only carry 1 spare tube so I had to patch the rear one with a Rema
> tire repair kit. The new "glue" that comes in these kits is useless!
> It's like rubber cement for paper! I had to use 2 patches because the
> first one didn't stick!
As a Road Tubeless user on my other OT bike, I have to patch the tires sometimes. I carry a little Visine bottle with acetone in it, and clean the rubber with that. Any modern glue-patch will practically *weld* to an acetone-cleaned tire or tube.
Since I use sealant in the Road Tubeless tires, wiping it off isn't enough; it leaves a thin film on the rubber that the patch sticks to, instead of sticking to the tire. Could be the same issue with some modern tubes; perhaps they have a bit of a coating that the patch is sticking to. I clean 'em all no matter what with acetone now, and have beyond perfect results.
Millersville, MD USA