With spring now having arrived, it's time to make sure everything is prepped for a day out on the bike. Judging by the number of cable kits that get sold in January and February, I'd say that the first two months of the year are when folks redo the cables as the ground work for the cycling season. March and April seems to be the time that folks put on new tires and tubes.
Like most folks, I have a bag on my bike that I keep a collection of parts and tools in. One thing that I always keep on hand is a patch kit. I do have a spare tube with me, but I keep a patch kit on hand just in case.
- Sand the entire area which the patch will adhere to
- Put a thin layer of glue down, spread around the entire patch diameter
- Wait for 6 minutes to let the glue dry. This will depend on the amount of glue used.
- Put the patch on
- Hold with finger and thumb for 2 minutes.
- Ride bike