Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
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Blah flats, tire sidwalls repairable?
Toodling along at a brisk pace when suddenly I heard a loud hissing noise, at first I thought I picked up a leaf and it was rubbing the wheel or something, turns out it was air leaking out of the darn tire.
Inspected the front tire and found a nice clean gash (like it was made by a knife), luckily it stopped deflating until it was fully flat and I wasn't too far from home (< 1.5km).
Anyways the gash isn't very long and it only cuts through for less than half a centimeter. Is this repairable or is it time for new tires? I also found a similar small puncture in the tube near the valve. I have a patch kit for that, but would it be safe to ride around on a repaired tube?
Bike computer tells me it was only 500km from the last flat :/