but not as good as the little patch kit I got from my local shop. You know, the ones that cost a buck and are in the little square box and do not require a tube of glue.
Thanks for your review! We do also sell the kind of patches you are talking about -- search our site for "glueless patch."
I have never had a problem with patches as all the ones that I have tried work well. What I particularly like about these patches is there smaller size compared to most other kits. This works out particularly well for road tires as the patch fits within the width of the flat tube. With larger patches, extra care to get glue beyond the width of the tube is require and then the patch must be wrapped around the edge of the flat tube which is a pain.
They are easy to use and always in my saddle bag. I carry a spare tube so do not use them very often on the road but if I get a flat I will do it easily at home with this kit. I also like the little plastic container it comes in, easy to find and stay dry
I have 1 in each of my HPVs (Human Powered Vehicles) crazyguyonabike.com/geneandann
The only time to patch a tube is when you are about to put it back in the tire and apply pressure. These patches are the right size, the right kind, include abrasive to prepare the tube, adhesive and are in a small case easy to pack. There is one other almost Identical product on the market but it is more expensive. Used many times and never had another leak in the area covered by the patch. I consider them at least as good as a new tube.
This kit is small and handy, but if your tube gets snakebit (two punctures close together) it won't work because the patches are so small. I found an old patch kit with similar patches, but some larger than these. I combined the two patch kits into one and now I have something that will work on all punctures!
This is the better patch offered on the market which is more pliable than the coarser or stiffer patches. It is not that easy to find this type, so am fortunate to have located them on your web. Price was good, too.
There aren't a lot of variations on the old patch kit. This one is no exception. If you know how to use the sandpaper, cement and self-adhesive patch, you won't be at all surprised to find that this works quite well. Hurrah.
The patches work fine. The glue is a little suspect. I have several of these and half of them have leaking glue tubes that dry-out very quickly. For a little more money, i would buy the Park version next time. Bike Tires Direct has been GREAT at replacing the ones that failed. All it took was a quick email to get a replacement to me. BTD Rocks!
The patches appeared to be totally dried out and stiff, and the gkue just didn't appear to 'vulcanize' the patch and tube material. I was forced to pull out my 'old' Slime patch kit with thick square patches to make the necessary repair.
I prefer patching tubes as opposed to replacement. This kit works great and its light weight and in a small box. The key is letting the cement dry before applying the patch, otherwise you have problems. I use these patches exclusively (commute more than a hundred miles a week). However, if you want to decrease your flats, check out the tire liners on BTD. Since installing those (been over two months) I haven't had any flats. Knock on wood - knock, knock.