$20 Patch Kit

Thien's tire got slashed by a piece of glass on our post-work ride today. This gave me a chance to spy his $20 patch kit, which is one of the easiest to use that I've seen. I thought I'd share.

Step 1: Prepare the patch kit by folding it twice over

$20 patch kit

Step 2: Locate the gash in the tire

$20 patch kit

Step 3: Insert patch kit between tube and tire

$20 patch kit

I plan on undercutting him by offering a $1 kit -- $2 for double strength.

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Awesome trick. The paper used to make our money is indeed pretty tough stuff as long as it doesn't get wet. I bet some kevlar swatches would be cool to stow in a pack too!

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