[Weird. I posted this. Screwed up the subjectline. Fixed it. But then it never updated in the Forum. So I'm reposting and will try to delete the old post.]
I, uh, rolled a Tufo cyclocross tire and in so doing ripped out the valve stem. Rats.
I don't know about the innards of Tufos. I pulled off a bit of the base tape near the stem and learned that there is no stitching. I googled a bit and it seems that maybe there's no inner tube! What's up? I know they recommend repairing via their sealant but my problem is worse than that. Any hope? Fingers crossed!
Has anyone kludged together such a repair for these tires?
I was thinking of poaching a section of inner tube with a valve from another even worse off tire and somehow gluing it into the Tufo, maybe splicing it into the Tufo's tube, if there is one. I see from a Velonews letter to Lennard that it's possible to splice inner tubes. Whew! I like this narrow 'cross tubie and would love to somehow rescue it. I'm willing to spend some time on it as an experiment.