Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit

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Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit
Don't settle for second best when it comes to your patch kit. The VP-1 includes 6 flexible tube patches with tapered edges to help them blend with your tube's profile. They seal up flats better than stick-on patches to keep you rolling.
  • 4 round patches (25mm diameter) for smaller holes
  • 2 oval patches (25 x 35mm) for wider cuts and pinch flats
  • Self-vulcanizing fluid bonds the patch to the tube at the molecular level to prevent peeling
  • Includes sandpaper for cleaning the tube and instructions
Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit
  • SIZE(S)
  • UPC 763477008565
  • TPI
  • VALVE
  • BEAD
  • MAX. PSI
  • VOLUME
  • Rating 4.5

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Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (7)
  • Mountain biking (5)
  • Casual riding (4)
  • BMX (3)
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4.0

Wish there was more glue.

By Texan

from Dallas

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • BMX
      • Casual Riding
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

      A patch can be a permanent fix if the hole in the tube is so small that you have a difficult time seeing or finding it. If the hole is anything more than a mostly invisible puncture, it's doubtful you'll want to rely on the patched tube as a permanent repair but it might get you home from a ride.

      I like to put glue on the tube and on the patch and wait 10-15 minutes then stick them together. Subsequently, I never have enough glue to use with all the patches. The glue runs out first. I wish they'd include a slightly larger tube of glue but it's been this way for the 40+ years I've been using these patch kits.

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      5.0

      Superior product

      By Lynn

      from Anaheim, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Better Adhesion
      • Stretchable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

          I don't repair on the ride. I wait until I'm back home, so the extra time, to get a better result, is not a problem. Much better adhesion than glueless patches.

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          5.0

          A NECESSITY

          By Living The Dream

          from Colorado

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          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

              i always carry this when on the road or on the trail. easy to use and a must have in addition to a spare tube.

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              5.0

              every cyclist should have won

              By Mrb777

              from Va.

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              Pros

              • Easy To Regulate
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • BMX
                • Casual Riding
                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing
                • Road Biking
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

                If you ride with bicycle inner tubes you should have one plain and simple

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                4.0

                Good patch kit

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                By damark

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                Pros

                • Smaller Box

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Riding
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

                  I'd like replacement glue tubes, they always dry out after one use.

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                  4.0

                  definatly safe a ton of money

                  By Dennis

                  from Coon Rapids, Mn.

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Regulate
                  • Lightweight
                  • Puncture Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

                    They work great never have had a problem, the only thing for a road bike the large patches are way to big I just cut in half, can not believe how much money you can save for such a easy job.

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                    3.0

                    works, but read this additional info

                    By Log Home Builder

                    from Sierra Nevada foothills

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Patches Work With Caveat

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

                        Used patch on 40psi 20" kids bike tube, and 70psi 700c x 35 tube. The thing to know is that the patches do not stretch, at least not as readily as the tube. After applying the 1st patch, before re-installing the tube, I filled it with air to test. As the tube expanded without restriction, the patch came off by itself. Do not do this.

                        patch the tube, then install the tube & tire BEFORE filling with air. I have not had any issues doing it this way

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                        5.0

                        Proven quality product

                        By The Craiger

                        from St Louis, MO

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Good Bond
                        • Simple To Use
                        • Tapered Edges

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Biking

                          Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

                          With three cyclist in the family, we experience a fair number of punctures. After going through 2 kits worth of patches, we have never had a patch fail. The patches are easy to install. They seem fairly thin, but they are strong. Great product.

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                          4.0

                          Nice small kit.

                          By Dabikeman

                          from Western New York

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                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Multiple patch sizes

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • BMX
                            • Casual Riding
                            • Mountain Biking
                            • Racing

                            Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

                            No limited to one size patch as with other kits. Easy to use. Used once already and very glad to have it.

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                            5.0

                            These are the standard for high pressure

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                            By wayraw

                            from Buffalo, NY

                            About Me Avid Cyclist

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                            Pros

                            • Quick
                            • Solid application

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Biking

                              Comments about Park Tool VP-1 Vulcanizing Tube Patch Kit:

                              These are the best patches I've found for 120 PSI tubes. Instead of buying dozens of tubes per year, I like to patch and keep some rubber out of the landfill. Others are too heavy or too inflexible. These are just right for high pressure fixes ....once you get the hang of how to get the patch to vulcanize.

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