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Tubular puncture: what to do?

Old 01-09-08, 01:04 PM
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Tubular puncture: what to do?

This morning I punctured a 3 day old Continental Gatorskin tubular on road glass. Its the tiniest of cuts, but its still something.

I'm aware that I'll need to patch the tube and sew it up, but what should I do about the pin-sized cut in the casing?
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Is it in the tread or the sidewall? If it is in the tread and is as small as you say it shouldn't cause you any trouble, it probably didn't cut any threads signifcantly. Put a dab of shoe-goo on it for peace of mind. Probably not a problem even if it is in the sidewall really. I have a couple cuts in my Michelin Pro Race clinchers that are at least 2-3 mm long and I haven't had a problem with them. (Yet anyway).
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Originally Posted by Cannondaler View Post
Is it in the tread or the sidewall? If it is in the tread and is as small as you say it shouldn't cause you any trouble, it probably didn't cut any threads signifcantly. Put a dab of shoe-goo on it for peace of mind. Probably not a problem even if it is in the sidewall really. I have a couple cuts in my Michelin Pro Race clinchers that are at least 2-3 mm long and I haven't had a problem with them. (Yet anyway).
Its in the tread, and it doesn't look like its done much damage to the threads. I'll re-examine when I get home.
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Best to check it when you dissassemble the tire for repair. Look at the inside
of the carcass for signs of penetration (and any glass etc sticking through).
If there is a 2-4mm cut, a tube patch on the inside of the carcass should
take care of it. Dont be too liberal with the contact cement or you will
end up with the tube sticking to the carcass. Or use a self adhesive patch.
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