Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    almost there!
    Reputation: AJ541's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    339

    Bonking ... not feelin' well Butyl Tubes - patchable?

    I've tried patching my butyl tubes and the patches/glue are not holding, is there a way to patch these tubes?

  2. #2
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,639

    Butyl is....

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ541
    I've tried patching my butyl tubes and the patches/glue are not holding, is there a way to patch these tubes?
    what just about all tubes are made of. It's a synthetic rubber.

    Are you talking about latex tubes?

  3. #3
    almost there!
    Reputation: AJ541's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    339

    Bonking ... not feelin' well I'm sure these are Butyl...

    I've tried patching 2 of these tubes and the patches are not sticking like they normally do.

    They're Bontrager XXX Lite Butyl tubes.

    Maybe there's something mixed in with the rubber that's preventing the rubber patches to bond? I've used this same patch kit with other regular tubes without a problem.

  4. #4
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,639

    Lemmie guess...

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ541
    I've tried patching 2 of these tubes and the patches are not sticking like they normally do.

    They're Bontrager XXX Lite Butyl tubes.

    Maybe there's something mixed in with the rubber that's preventing the rubber patches to bond? I've used this same patch kit with other regular tubes without a problem.
    Glueless patches? I have never been able to get them to work properly, but others have no problems with them. Go figure.

    I use regular glue patches, but you have to be careful about sanding the surface before applying the patch. With a thin wall tube, you can eat through it really easily. Just a light scuffing is all it needs.

  5. #5
    tl1
    tl1 is offline
    Bicyclist
    Reputation: tl1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,843
    It could be that the mold release agent on the tube was not sufficiently removed before patching. That's the real purpose behind the sandpaper in patch kits. Check out the tutorial here: http://yarchive.net/bike/index.html

Similar Threads

  1. Thinking of using Stan's in superlight tubes...
    By rideit in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-08-2008, 07:03 AM
  2. 29er tubes with longer presta valves?
    By SoloWithOthers in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-26-2004, 09:42 AM
  3. Good bye tubes!!
    By HTrider in forum Weight Weenies
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-20-2004, 10:23 AM
  4. What Fork tubes will fit in my 1" Crown- Judy?
    By mojo in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-25-2004, 11:27 AM
  5. Paging Phoenicians: Torns resistant tubes and Slime
    By Mellow Yellow in forum Passion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-05-2004, 01:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •