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Old 08-13-08, 04:15 PM
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simple question - small hole in tire

I got a flat, and found a tiny hole on the tire. Its like a pin prick. It is a 700cx23mm tire. Should this be a concern with an inner tube inflated to 120 psi, meaning will the inner tube try to push through the hole and probably blow in short order?
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Old 08-13-08, 04:40 PM
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Try pumping up the tyre and see how much of the tube pokes through that hole. Many people will install a patch on the tyre itself to seal small holes. I've found that gluing Tyvek patches (from old race-numbers) on with 3M Fastak gives a better repair and can fix holes up to 3/8" (10mm) long.
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I don't think you have to worry about a pin prick.
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A pin sized hole won't affect anything. I've have larger holes where road debris works it way into the hole/cut and cause another flat. If the hole is that size, patch it from the inside as Danno suggests.
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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
Try pumping up the tyre and see how much of the tube pokes through that hole. Many people will install a patch on the tyre itself to seal small holes. I've found that gluing Tyvek patches (from old race-numbers) on with 3M Fastak gives a better repair and can fix holes up to 3/8" (10mm) long.
Good tip! Kind of like a semi-permanent boot I guess. I'll have to keep that one handy in case I need it some day.
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