Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-13-06, 09:57 PM   #1
rallen
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rallen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: Masi, IRO, Ellsworth
Posts: 156
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did I ruin my GP 4000 tire? Is it safe to ride?

I was trying to get a tiny piece of metal out of the tire that caused a flat and it was to small to grip with pliers and to sharp to get my fingers near it (already sliced my pinky) so i tried to flick it out like you would a splinter, using a razor knife and when I got the piece out I was left with some threads(like one single frayed thread and one next to it showing) showing on the interior of the tire, centered in the tire. Is this safe to ride? Or do i have to spend yet even more money on this sport?


for the price of one tire I could get some new running shoes and be set for a lot longer...
rallen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-06, 10:01 PM   #2
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
picture.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-06, 10:05 PM   #3
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rallen
for the price of one tire I could get some new running shoes and be set for a lot longer...
You ever had a pair of nike's fail at 40mph?
slvoid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-06, 10:18 PM   #4
jwbnyc
Seņor Wences
 
jwbnyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,035
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That brings up a good question:

When does a hole in a tire require that the tire be retired? What's the criteria?
jwbnyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-06, 11:31 PM   #5
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
When the cords are cut or when it's big enough to allow the tube through even with a boot.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-06, 07:03 AM   #6
supcom
You need a new bike
 
supcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 5,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
From your description, the tire should be fine. However, this does not exclude you from spending money on cycling gear.
supcom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-06, 07:38 AM   #7
bccycleguy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Okanagan Valley, BC CANADA
Bikes: Trek 7300FX, Lemond Sarthe
Posts: 1,049
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try one of those mylar patches that Park sells for repairing tiny holes in tires. Pump it up to 10-20 psi more than you normally use and let it sit for a couple of days. Have a good look at the tire, if it still seems OK then put it on the rear of your commuter.

Just what I would do.
bccycleguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-06, 10:05 AM   #8
powers2b
Listen to me
 
powers2b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lexus Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 2,789
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If the hole is smaller than the diameter of a cocktail straw the tire is fine.
Larger and you will want to use a boot (mylar energy bar wrapper and a bit of glue)
If you want to be conservative move the tire to the back of the bike.
powers2b is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:09 AM.