Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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+1, close the wound with some paint or clearcoat and forget about it. Any serious attempt to patch will further reduce the tire clearance, and you don't seem to have enough as it is.
Meanwhile, don't blame the tires, or the decision to try them, blame the inattentiveness to the rub, which should have announced itself pretty clearly. Usually when I see chainstay tire rub it's on a bike where the wheel went out of true and there was no option other than limping home with the rub.
BTW- this is a major reason I hate the trend to narrow fork and chainstay clearances on HP bikes. In most cases there is no meaningful benefit except looking cool, but there's serious limitations on tire width, and no margin for error or mishap. It's OK for criterium racers, but makes no sense for anyone else.
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