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    Patching the inside of a tire as well as the tube

    I've always wondered if it would be a smart thing to do. Lo and behold, I pull a tire off a bike I recently bought and find that somebody at least has tried it.

    Anyone else do it? Any reason not to? It makes sense to me that you'd want to make it a little bit harder for something to get at your tube through an existing hole in your tire.
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    TJ, it's called a 'boot'. It's a fine practice but take care if several of the cords have been cut as the boot will only do so much. It's more of a need with large cuts than, say, a nail puncture.
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    Many ways to boot a tire.
    I ride with one guy who has 11,500 miles on his rear tire using boots.
    We just got back from a 500 miles tour, which he rode on the tire. No Problems.

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    I would do it. I recently had two flats on the same tire - there was a small hole in the rubber with sharp edges that was creating slow leaks.
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    I'd think using a half dollar would make your ride quite bumpy.
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