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Old 05-19-08, 12:19 PM   #1
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Fixing holes in tires

Can you? Tell me how. I have gone through a few tires because I have been skidding and skipping a lot more lately.
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Old 05-19-08, 12:59 PM   #2
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Duct tape on the inside.
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Old 05-19-08, 01:07 PM   #3
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don't skid.
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Old 05-19-08, 01:17 PM   #4
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Either buy cheap, bulk tires, or stop skidding. You don't try to fix tires unless you enjoy spending time on the side of the road fixing flats.
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Old 05-19-08, 01:38 PM   #5
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rotate the tire before you get a hole.
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Old 05-19-08, 05:04 PM   #6
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Conti Gatorskins. Get some 32s or something. You could skid for months on those.
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Old 05-19-08, 08:46 PM   #7
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use slime
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Old 05-19-08, 08:59 PM   #8
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How would slime help?
That stuff is supposed to make the tubes less prone to pooping.
How does that help your tires from wearing through?
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Old 05-19-08, 08:59 PM   #9
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what is your gear combo? (ex:42/16, 48/15) It plays a part in how many skid patches you have. if you only have one skid patch (ex:48/16) you'll go through tires very quick. Here's a program that will help you:
http://software.bareknucklebrigade.c...it.applet.html
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Old 05-19-08, 10:35 PM   #11
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slime can fix everything....like duct tape...
on second thought, go w/ the duct tape
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Old 05-19-08, 10:35 PM   #12
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Get a brake, or a 17t cog (for 17 skid patches with most sized chain rings) or stop skidding.
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slime wont fix a tire from skid wear.

slime is also pretty heavy.
i'm hopin that was a joke
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A brake is the cheapest and best solution.... otherwise get good tires, lots of skid patches, and plan to spend more on tires...
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Some people overestimate the importance of having a gear ratio with loads of skid patches I think. My ratio gives me five skid patches and my rear tryes tend to wear very evenly. I skid quite a lot, but I don't generally try to do super long skids though, mainly just functional skidding.
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i know a dollar bill works good enough to temp. patch a hole in a side wall of a bmx tire but im not sure about a hole in a road tire? when ever i burn through my next tire im gonna give it a wirl im sure il be stuck some place way far away from my home!
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i know a dollar bill works good enough to temp. patch a hole in a side wall of a bmx tire but im not sure about a hole in a road tire? when ever i burn through my next tire im gonna give it a wirl im sure il be stuck some place way far away from my home!
works fine if the hole isn't too big and if you fold the bill into 1/4.

Of course everyone knows that this is a "get home so I can replace the tire" patch as opposed to a "OMG, if I keep cramming monies into my tire i can do skiddzzz 4EVAR!!!" (which I suppose isn't too far from the truth... if by cramming money into your tires you mean buy new ones)
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slime can fix everything....like duct tape...
on second thought, go w/ the duct tape
Duct tape may be harder to get into a tube than SlimeŽ but the rewards far outweigh the effort.
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Old 05-20-08, 12:21 PM   #19
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A hole you can fix with patches. Maybe you've heard of them. For severe holes, even for a tubeless tire, you can try cutting a patch out of a piece of the sidewall of an old tire, and using marine adhesive (which dries flexbile) and glueing that up. I road a tear in a tubeless mtb tire for 6 months with that.

Uh...but for "holes" from skidding which actually wears tire away, not sure how a patch will replace tire that doesn't exist any more.
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Old 05-20-08, 12:30 PM   #20
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A tire that's got a patched skid hole is like playing Russian Roulette with the odds based on your number of skid patches.

Somebody riding a 48-17 is going to stay in the game longer than someone riding 48-16.
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