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1.8/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $3.00


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Bell Glueless Patches


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ed

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2013

Strengths:    I only wasted $4.00....

Weaknesses:    Product is terrible. Don't even think about trying it. I laughed when I discovered my neighbor wasted $4.00 and got the same results.

Bottom Line:   
Product is terrible. Don't even think about trying it. I laughed when I discovered my neighbor wasted $4.00 and got the same results.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jaymmzzs a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2010

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    they do not work,

Bottom Line:   
do not waste your time, was on a 4 day ride on the kvr, got flat , but on patch and within an hour was flat, changed tube and applyed 2nd patch to first flat tube, left it overnight as we camped, day two got another flat so changed to tube with over night patch , again within hour totally flat, so was on kvr with two spares with these crappy patches, really slowed down the trip

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   wal mart

Similar Products Used:   bring back the old school patches


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by veggielover a Cross Country Rider from Peoria, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Works if you spend a few minutes sanding down the tube with the provided metal sander. The tube can not be shiny or have any parting line in it. The parting line must be sanded down.

At first I didnt do the sanding and the patch only lasted a few hours. After sanding it down, the patch has been leak free for a week!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   walmart


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Michael Lismon from Beechmont,Ky. U.S.

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2008

Strengths:    I like the tire levers...

Weaknesses:    The weaknesses are that they don't hold...I tried to put three patches on a 3/8 of inch hole and it still didn't work.The outer portion of the patches seems not to adhere to the tube...I think there should be a stronger type of adhesive or whatever it takes, in order for them to be effective...

Bottom Line:   
I've tried some of your other products and had no problems,but the patches needs some improving...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Wal-Maet

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   N/A

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Charlie Roscoe a Cross Country Rider from Cheraw, SC, USA

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2007

Strengths:    They work. They come in a little box with 2 plastic levers and a scuffer (???).

Weaknesses:    You won't get any trail cred for using these.

Bottom Line:   
All of my tubes have 2 of these patches each (yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm cheap. What can I say?). I pump my tires to 75 psi for road riding and 35-40 psi on the trails. I usually only lose 5 psi per 24 hours, but I check my pressure every time before a ride so it's not that big of a deal. Perhaps they're making these with a little more quality lately.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Wally World


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Trevor Thornton a Downhiller from Boise, Idaho, USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2005

Strengths:    ??? What strengths?

Weaknesses:    They don't stick... At all.

Bottom Line:   
These just didn't work at all. They were just clear sheets of plastic with a bit of sticky on the back side. You would be better off to buy a sticker out of a vending machine and try to fix your flat with that. I took them back, and got a refund, and the employees even said that these things were crap. I will newver buy anything from bell again. This was just appauling. These things definately deserve 0 flaming turds, but unluckily, that is not an option.

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Favorite Trail:   Ussery Jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2.00

Purchased At:   Gart Sports

Similar Products Used:   Saran Wrap


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mike from van nuys

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2005

Strengths:    NFG !

Weaknesses:    they simply don't work; puzzling why they're even on the market

Bottom Line:   
I had forgotten about these rotten things until I happened on to this website.
I wasa riding across town one day when the back tire went flat. I started to push, and a mile or so later I came upon a Walmart. OI wenr in looking for patches and these were all they had. I put one on the hole in the tube and as soon as I put air in it pulled right off. I tried a couple more with the same results. I took 'em back in and exchanged for a new tube that was way too narrow for my tire, but it did the job.
These friggin' things are useless. I think they're really intended for beachballs and such, but I have my doubts there, too. My "kit" also came with tire spoons and a metal scuffing patch.

I wonder why ?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   walmart

Similar Products Used:   other Bell patches, which work fine

Bike Setup:   Raleigh SC 7- the best run-around there is

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mario a Weekend Warrior from Miami, FL

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2004

Strengths:    The case will come in handy for something and it comes with tire levers also.

Weaknesses:    Patches are completely worthless.

Bottom Line:   
If you make the mistake of buying these, keep the case, tire levers and the file but buy another set of patches and replace the ones from Bell.

In short, the patches stick about as well as a post-it note. I tried three patches and they never sealed at all. Went out and bought another brand and the difference was night and day.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Sports Authority

Similar Products Used:   Skabs Pre-Glued Patches

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper Comp

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan a Cross Country Rider from niagara falls

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2004

Strengths:    They patch your tube. Came in a nice little case with tire levers.

Weaknesses:    Not sure about the longevity of the patch.

Bottom Line:   
I have had one on my back tube for about 200km worth of riding and it is still sealed. They are easy to use as well. I have used them on 2 other occasions, on other people's bikes and they were fine as well. No complaints here.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   Canadian tire

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2002 Giant Rainier

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dwight Moody a Weekend Warrior from Worcester Ma, at the moment

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2003

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    They simply don't work. They'll stick to an uninflated tube, and blow off as soon as you add some pressure.

I bought the kit that came with tire levers, and the levers also didn't work. They bent. Sad.


Bottom Line:   
Buy something else. Anything else

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Favorite Trail:   Prides Corner

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Walmart

Similar Products Used:   Park. They better, but still not as good as the old fashioned glue-full patches I've used.

Bike Setup:   Rockhopper, stock but for the seat.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jack a Cross Country Rider from MO

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

Strengths:    Tire Levers?

Weaknesses:    Everything

Bottom Line:   
Complete crap. Dont even waste your money. The patches dont stay on and your better off buying a $3 wal mart tube.

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Favorite Trail:   Castlewood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Wal Mart

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Buck a Downhiller from Maui, HI

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2001

Strengths:    ***NONE*** OK, the 3 plastic tire levers included in the kit are tolerable, nested together, and lightweight.

Weaknesses:    Totally worthless! Not suitable for use on rubber tubes. Might work on a vinyl blowup toy for a short time if it isn't touched or used. Should be removed from the bike section and relabled for plastic toys or removed from the market completely.

Bottom Line:   
Don't even THINK about using this on a bike tire! Deserves a rating of less than ZERO. To determine the "quality" of this product. check out the "scuffing pad" on the outside of the box. The callous on my big toe is rougher than that!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   WalMart


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt Grothoff a Cross Country Rider from St Louis

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2000

Strengths:    uh, someone has a job making them. that is good for unemployment rates. oh yeah, and i got some tire levers out of it.

Weaknesses:    everything. first of all, every single one of these that i used failed. not one was able to hold air in the tire long enough for me to pump the tire up to proper pressure. the glue might as well be used on post-it notes. 3 dollars is too much to pay for something that doesn't do what is sez it does.

Bottom Line:   
a buddy of mine were out riding on this wierd trail near some train tracks out in BFE. boom! there goes my tire. fortunatly, i had a spare tube. not 10 minutes after we got going agian, boom! mu buddy gets a flat. unfortunatly, all i had left were these choad-smoking "patches" that resemble scotch tape, and work as well. needless to say, three in a row didn't hold. i am pissed off that we had to walk our bikes back to his house, 8 MILES AWAY. damn you Bell! damn you to hell! i wish i could give negative flamin' chillis! i would however, give a million flamin' turds. by this product if you are a hardcore choad-smoker and like to give people the impression taht you aren't retarded but really are for buying those patches!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   walmart-first mistake!!!!! never again! what was i thinking???? stupid idiot!!!!!

Similar Products Used:   park glueless patches (haven't had to use them, as of writing this)

Bike Setup:   99 Trek 7000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Charlie a Weekend Warrior from Atwater, CA

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2000

Strengths:    Simple to use, fast.

Weaknesses:    Used one time, edge didn't stick and tire was flat in the morning.

Bottom Line:   
If your in a pinch on a trail should be fine

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Favorite Trail:   007

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Raleigh M45

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Dave a Cross-Country Rider from Wadsworth, TX

Date Reviewed: November 18, 1999

Strengths:    
glueless
comes with three tire levers


Weaknesses:    
glue comes off around the edge


Bottom Line:   
Good enough to get by on, better'n walking. Looked like the glue came off just around the edge of the patch. But they come with three angled tire levers. Not bad for just 3 bucks. They're clear, too, so if your eyes are getting bad (like mine), they're a bit hard to see.

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Favorite Trail:   
All of 'em

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Slime Skabs


Bike Setup:   
GT Saddleback

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