Join Date: Aug 2006
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I don't think you need to replace the tire. But, do the checking which RetroGrouch suggests.
If you are worried, you can slide a "boot" -- another layer of something strong -- in between the tire and tube at the point of the hole. A folded dollar bill, a piece of Tyvek or similar "house wrap", or just a 2-3" chunk of duct tape, sticky side on the inside of the tire, would do fine.
Spend the money you've saved on not buying a tire and outfit yourself with pump, tire "irons", patch kit, and a spare tube. [and under-seat bag to store them in, if you don't have such] Next rock might be be a longer walk away from home.
Last edited by moleman76; 06-05-08 at 01:35 PM.