patching latex tubes? is it possible

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by MHCyclist, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. MHCyclist

    MHCyclist New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm a newbie in the latex tube world so bear with me.

    Q: Can a latex tube be patched? if so, then are there special patches to use?

    Thanks.

    MHCyclist
     
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  2. miday

    miday New Member

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    Any patch will do.


     
  3. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    Just don't over-sand when roughing up for the cement, and be careful not to overinflate the tube before the tire is fully mounted. The latex stretches (lots) more than the patch will.
     
  4. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    When I patch tubies--all my tubies have latex tubes--I use Velox cement and patches cut from an old latex tube. Alternatively, you could get some latex cement to use.
     
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