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    Possible to patch a Tufo tubular...

    About 1000' into my pre-ride of the USGP course yesterday, I must have hit a thorn/rock/nasty root. Quick deflate and just enough time to run the LONG distance back to the car for a backup clincher.

    I've tried the sealant with no luck, puncture is sort of like when a windshield gets it by a rock. Not a slice, but a star burst. So now that I've loss a $100 tire, and another $20 of sealant, any way to patch it on the inside from the outside? I doubt it, but thought I would ask.

    Fun day at the USGP, tough course, just turning out to be a bit expensive.
    Time to Ride...

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    Sure can but it's not real easy. Do a google search on tubular repair. I fix mine if they still have a lot of tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    Sure can but it's not real easy. Do a google search on tubular repair. I fix mine if they still have a lot of tread.
    TUFO are not built like conventional tubulars, I doubt that there is any way to patch them if sealant didnt work.

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    Tufo, I understand does not have a separate tube ,its more an airtight rubber lined casing

    Experimental ship in a bottle technique?
    using the puncture hole to squirt in some kind of goo that will seal and plug the hole when it hardened or cooled?

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