A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Techniques
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Patching tube with silicone



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 18th 05, 07:25 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Patching tube with silicone


Many years ago I had success mounting tubless tires and even patching
them with rtv silicone, patching even worked better than with rubber
cement. That is a less flexible and lower pressure application than
bicycle tube. Does it work with bicycle tubes vs. the traditional
rubber cement or are there problems there?


--
meb

Ads
  #2  
Old November 19th 05, 04:39 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Patching tube with silicone

meb wrote:
Many years ago I had success mounting tubless tires and even patching
them with rtv silicone, patching even worked better than with rubber
cement. That is a less flexible and lower pressure application than
bicycle tube. Does it work with bicycle tubes vs. the traditional
rubber cement or are there problems there?


Hehe... you said "tubless" (holdover from a.m-b)
--
Phil, Squid-in-Training


  #3  
Old November 19th 05, 07:39 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Patching tube with silicone

super glue non-flowing works
GOOP the modern silicone lacks holding power-but inflating against the
inside tire would hold various non-rubbber contact cements in
place-problem is getting there!!
NAPA has a rubber contact cement for $8 which is a winner but
perishable in hot climes-need refrigeration
walmart in our area displays a glue section holding a loctite rubber
cement-i have a can but haven't tested it.
the walglue display also has a double cylinder epoxy dispenser-there
are 3-4 types. Look carefully and you may spy one boasting rubber
capability. this is the commonly available killer rubber cement. is it
good on tubes or better than super g or the usual rubber cements FOR
tubes? i dunno. the stuff does have the capability to reglue wal''s
silver series sneakers soles and uppers after sanding clean, clamping
with shoe shape ply inside and out held with a deep reach clamp:
shoewise, this is akin to the second(or third "for that matter") coming
! the double cylinder "insures" precise disgorgement but dpon't cpunt
opn it and carefully examine and clear nozzles before screwing
everthing up right quick. the mix need to be wet on application not
gummy and setting as the wet holds the bite into the material
solvents.store upside down and vertical.

  #4  
Old November 21st 05, 08:11 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Patching tube with silicone


Phil, Squid-in-Training Wrote:
meb wrote:
Many years ago I had success mounting tubless tires and even

patching
them with rtv silicone, patching even worked better than with rubber
cement. That is a less flexible and lower pressure application than
bicycle tube. Does it work with bicycle tubes vs. the traditional
rubber cement or are there problems there?


Hehe... you said "tubless" (holdover from a.m-b)
--
Phil, Squid-in-Training


I'll correct that to tubeless automotive tires.


--
meb

  #5  
Old November 21st 05, 08:15 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Patching tube with silicone


Wrote:
super glue non-flowing works
GOOP the modern silicone lacks holding power-but inflating against the
inside tire would hold various non-rubbber contact cements in
place-problem is getting there!!
NAPA has a rubber contact cement for $8 which is a winner but
perishable in hot climes-need refrigeration
walmart in our area displays a glue section holding a loctite rubber
cement-i have a can but haven't tested it.
the walglue display also has a double cylinder epoxy dispenser-there
are 3-4 types. Look carefully and you may spy one boasting rubber
capability. this is the commonly available killer rubber cement. is it
good on tubes or better than super g or the usual rubber cements FOR
tubes? i dunno. the stuff does have the capability to reglue wal''s
silver series sneakers soles and uppers after sanding clean, clamping
with shoe shape ply inside and out held with a deep reach clamp:
shoewise, this is akin to the second(or third "for that matter")
coming
! the double cylinder "insures" precise disgorgement but dpon't cpunt
opn it and carefully examine and clear nozzles before screwing
everthing up right quick. the mix need to be wet on application not
gummy and setting as the wet holds the bite into the material
solvents.store upside down and vertical.


I usually put silicone on the inside as well as out on the tubeless
tires on bolt together racing rims I siliconed so I had access. On the
few tries on one piece rims I seem to recall some failures so it would
seem access is a big issue.


--
meb

  #6  
Old November 21st 05, 09:27 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Patching tube with silicone

i tried the locktite contact rubber cement-not in the same league as
standard BELL cement with the new fangled cap.
the locktite is more toward gluing paper flowers to wallboard

  #7  
Old November 22nd 05, 11:26 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Patching tube with silicone

this is an unfair review of locktite contact cement. as i am already in
deep excrement with lock-i did not follow the directions as coat both
surfaces and did not use the uncoated patch side using, without thought
about it, the coated Bell cement specific side-if this matters. i'll
try it again.

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Patching tube with silicone meb Techniques 2 November 23rd 05 07:29 PM
Tube Soake In Oil Results [email protected] Techniques 17 June 27th 05 06:03 AM
Patching Tires - Tube Ridges - Remove or Not? wle Techniques 48 January 13th 05 12:40 AM
FS: NOS Colnagos and never ridden 50th Anniversary Schwinn Paramount Frank Marketplace 0 January 6th 05 06:45 AM
Nokon Cable Housings Biff Stephens Techniques 21 August 23rd 04 04:04 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.