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I discovered a slice in the sidewall of my tyre this morning, and this evening I had a flat.
I hadn't noticed the slice previously, but when I changed the tube there was a patch in the same spot as the slice. So I figure it's been there since I bought it (the bike is 2nd hand, had it for around 2 weeks).
To get me through I put some folded up glossy paper inside the tube and pumped it up. Seems to of held for now.
Has anyone got good tips for sidewall repair? I was thinking maybe using a tube patch against the tyre. But open to ideas.
GO and buy a tyre........ and a decent helmet , because crashing hurts
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I'm going to say "depends". If the tyre isn't deforming around the cut when fully inflated inflated, you haven't damaged the tyre enough for it to need replacing. I use the self-adhesive tube repair patches on this sort of cut. But keep an eye on it, tyres are under a heck of a lot of force, so the damage might spread.
I ride, therefore I am.
...real cyclists don't have squeaky chains...
PLus 1 for me on the replace option. Ride it out of trouble , but replace it as soon as you are able.
Bigger possibility of a blow out or puncture, leading to face plant damaged wheels bike etc time off work, much more expensive than 1 tyre
Yeah sorry for the lack of an update guys.
I binned it.
Then a couple of days later the rear tyre got a massive slit across its face, binned that too.
The bike was second hand so I suppose the tyres were at the end of their life.
I could have saved the front (sidewall slit) with some floss and an internal patch job, but had bad visions of failure. With good quality tyres at $50 a pop locally, it wasn't worth messing around with.
Thanks for the input guys!
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