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Old 03-03-2013, 04:07 AM   #7
woody's wheel works
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Joined: Jun 2004
Location: 39*40'33.86N 104*59'54.69W
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To patch or not to patch????

IMHO,,,a 1/2" gash would be the outer limit of whati'd repair,,,,

True the liabilility issue weighs heavy on most dealers minds ,,hence the almost universal mantra. "e don't repair /patch tires and tubes,,,,

FYI,,,we hardly ever patch tubes these days because it's not cost effective,, a new tube costs less than parts n labor

However I/we do not shy from patching tires,,,because I have time proven techniques for doin so,,the secret is using the proper type of patches,,we use what's called aT-patch. Ie it is a patch and plug combined,,,they come in various plug diameters...the plug plugs up the hole as well as keeps the patch from wandering ? case you installed a tube,,,patches on TT tires have a tendency to drift under the constant squirming/chaffing between tire and tube

Hope that clarifies things abit
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