Re: [CR] Tire Repair History

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 07:03:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Alan Lloyd" <>
To: John Hurley <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Tire Repair History

I buy 100 packs of Rema's tip-top patches when I can't get Velox from a site in the UK ...  - they used to have 100-packs at very good proces, but they don't seem to any more?

Alan Lloyd
Schaumburg, Illinois, U.S.A.

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Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:37:38 -0500 From: "John Hurley" <> 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.