Can you repair tyres?

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Can you repair tyres?

Postby bardygrub » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:48 am

Hi All,

Can you repair tyres?

My 400km old GP400s hit something on the road yesterday and shredded the wall.

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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby hannos » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:53 am

I'd bin that.
Maybe you could patch it from the inside if it was in the middle of the tread but a cut on the wall I'd not want to patch, or trust if it was.
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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby bardygrub » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:57 am

hannos wrote:I'd bin that.
Maybe you could patch it from the inside if it was in the middle of the tread but a cut on the wall I'd not want to patch, or trust if it was.

my thoughts as well. oh well hope wiggle still has the two tyres 5 tube combo.
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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby RonK » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:51 am

Bin it!
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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby Abby » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:03 am

I've had success with those sorts of cuts using Shoe-Goo. But I always swap the tyre back to the rear, less consequences if there is a blow-out (although that's never happened)... :)
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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby clackers » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:13 am

I use Shoe Goo for filling in nicks after extracting glass from tyres, but not actual penetrations!
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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby il padrone » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:06 pm

hannos wrote:I'd bin that.
Maybe you could patch it from the inside if it was in the middle of the tread but a cut on the wall I'd not want to patch, or trust if it was.

I once patched a bad cut in a 20mm Specialized Turbo S, sometime about 1989 I'd guess. Ridden at 105-110psi, it was still very serviceable after this, I rode the whole 1991 GVBR on the bike with this tyre, and rode many more kilometres when I resurrected the bike in 2008 after a 17 year lay-off. The bike did not get ridden miles as a commuter but has done regular long distance rides of 100-200km in that time and the tyre was finally retired with a worn out tread - patch still intact inside the side-wall :wink:
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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby high_tea » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:12 pm

Another +1 to "bin it" from me. Damaged casing is grounds for a new tyre to my way of thinking.
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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby birdbrain » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:41 pm

I've used this on sidewall cuts but suggest you put the tyre on the back.

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Re: Can you repair tyres?

Postby Abby » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:20 pm

clackers wrote:I use Shoe Goo for filling in nicks after extracting glass from tyres, but not actual penetrations!


Last time it happened (on a near-new Michelin Prorace 3) - I used a generous amunt of Shoe-Goo to create a large 'plug' from the outside. I made sure I pinched the hole open and stuffed it full of Goo plus smeared it fairly wide around the outside to give it plenty of adherence.

Then, once that dried, I put a puncture patch on the inside of the tyre over the hole - basically to 'smooth out' the Goo poking through (so it didn't abrade the tube) and also to spread any pressure from the tube over a wider area around the hole (so it didn't force its way through.

And of course, I moved the tyre to the rear wheel.

That was enough to let me use that near-new tyre until it wore right down to almost nothing.

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