Re: [CR] Tire Repair History

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From: "John Hurley" <>
To: "Classic Rendezvous List" <>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:37:38 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR] Tire Repair History

Alan, Do you just buy Rema patches in bulk? As a kid we bought patch kits from the local gas station. I remember names like "Monkey Grip" and "Atlas". Never had very good results, probably because we didn't clean the tube well, or at all. But when I later found Rema Tip Top, I finally began to get good results.

John Hurley Sweltering in Austin, Texas, USA

Original Message I patch perhaps 50-100 inner-tubes a week, if not more, volunteering for my local bike co-op and use the rubber-cement I buy in bottles or tins (EG: Elmers, Bestine or Best-test) from art-supply stores, it works well. I recommend the bottles or tins with a brush attached to the inside of the lid for convenience and, from time to time, I 'thin' the remaining glue with hexane to compensate for evaporation ... Alan LloydSchaumburg, Illinois, U.S.A.