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    Brand new tubular..trashed?

    Brand new wheelset, ready for sat/sun racing...

    everything felt great on sat, sun 10 mins prior to staging coming off a pre-lap I here a hiss and my rear wheel is flat.

    Here is what I found (see photo), this is my first set of tubulars so I ask

    Is there any saving these, tirealert.com, maybe a replacement from Challenge?

    Luckily the guy parked next to me could spare a wheel to keep me rolling...

    Bummer...mail.jpeg

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    I'd be pretty unhappy with that. I bet you'll at least be able to get some sort of pro-rated deal on a replacement.

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    If it were mine I'd probably patch it, put a boot inside the tire, sew it back up, and then keep a careful eye on it to see if the boot was sufficient. But they're a pain to fix which is why I switched to clinchers many years ago.

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    I'm a member of this club too. Punctured a freshly glued Racing Ralph 2/3s into my recon lap. Rode the tire all of maybe 30 minutes total. Would not seal with Stan's. I might send it to Tire Alert now that the season is almost over.

    That said tubulars are awesome. I've done three races on them now.

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    Ditto

    You might be able to Un stitch it and bond in a Boot with more Latex
    'tire life' [&Or 3M Fastack.]
    and with saturated cotton fabric, inside the tire then Sew it back Up again

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    There are definitely times when I'm happy to still be using clinchers.

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    Been there done that on a nice FMB tire that was mounted a few days before, I still have it in my box of flats taht I will one day sent to Tire Alert. IDK if side wall gashes can be fixed but I'm going to send mine to them anyway. Good luck.
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