Rustines has been in the business of fixing tires for about 100 years. Louis Désiré Auguste Rustin (1880-1954) literally invented the tube patch kit. .
Mark, our resident flatter and expert on fixing same, says these are the best patches he's ever used. Partially because the rubber is very flexible and stretchy. Almost 100 years of development has to count for something.
Plus you have to love the graphics on the packaging! Especially on the tins.Rustines sticks patches on both sides of the release paper (to save weight?) Clever. So you get twice as many patches as you might expect. By the way, we'll have spare glue tubes soon.
The small Rustines patch kit comes in a cool metal tin 6 cm x 5 cm x 2cm. This is our favorite size for everyday cycling. It contains:
- 1 small tube of glue
- 1 metal rasp to rough up the tube prior to applying the glue
- 8 small patches (17 mm in diameter)
- 4 medium patches ( 21 mm in diameter)
- 2 large patches ( 27 mm in diameter)
The tin and contents weighs 30 grams.