I've scoured the internet for this answer, as I recently just tried to repair a tube on my Purefix fixed-gear bike which I assume uses tires and tubes similar to road bikes, as the tire size is 700cx28. Anywho, the patch pinched the tube and was no longer usable. I used the pre-glued ones, but the problem seemed to be that the patch pinched the tube.
- Does the type of patch (pre-glued, non-pre-glued) matter a ton?
- Should I apply patch to a partially inflated tube or deflated tube?
- Does the tire-liner stuff really work in preventing flats?
- Are my tires to blame for all my flats?
This is my first time on a bike that isn't a mountain bike, and I've had 3 flats now in 2 months and I haven't been able to patch them. Thanks for all the info guys and gals!