[CR] patching inner tubes

(Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré)

From: "Bianca Pratorius" <biankita@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:05:04 -0400
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] patching inner tubes

When I go to this site, all I see is rubber cement for paper. Can one use this for rubber on rubber inner tube patches which must withstand substantial pressure?

clip --- 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 ... http://www.cutting-mats.net/rubber-cement-glue.html Alan LloydSchaumburg, Illinois, U.S.A.

I'm truly tired of trying to patch inner tubes from those tiny tubes of glue that are supposed to be just for the purpose. You use them once or twice and then the glue seems to dry right in the tube. As a result it costs me about $1 to patch one tube that I can buy for $3. I'm then stuck with boxes and boxes of tip top with tons of patches of unusable sizes and shapes. I only need the round ones and I want a single jar of glue to use for several years.

Garth Libre recovering according to plan in Miami Fl USA