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Old 10-26-13, 06:15 PM
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Patch Glue On Tires

Hello All...I'm borderline on whether to buy a new tire or try and fix it. I have about 150-200 miles on my tires and found a thin side-to-side cut (almost looks like an exacto knife cut) on my rear tire. It's not very deep and seems to be in-tack, but it's long...about 5/8-3/4" long on a 700 x 28mm tire. I'm thinking of trying to stuff some glue in the split.
Anyone try using tire patch glue on the outside of a tire with long term success?
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Old 10-26-13, 07:12 PM
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Is this a regular clincher tire ? If so, you can use a "boot" on the inside of the tire. If the cuts goes through the cords and causes a bulge when pumped, it might be better to replace it, instead of risking a sudden blowout while riding.
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Old 10-26-13, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Is this a regular clincher tire ? If so, you can use a "boot" on the inside of the tire. If the cuts goes through the cords and causes a bulge when pumped, it might be better to replace it, instead of risking a sudden blowout while riding.
Yes, regular clincher tire. I think the cords are all good, cut is not too deep. No bulge at all.
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Old 10-26-13, 07:51 PM
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I repaired a couple of slits early this season using Shoe Goo. They have held up great- no problems, no separations.
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Old 10-26-13, 09:06 PM
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Several years ago I put a rock through the sidewall of a brand new 700c X 23 tire after only 3 blocks, it was a pretty jagged hole. I replaced the tube and then cut a section from another old tube about 1/4" larger than the hole in the tire and glued it over the hole from the inside making sure to squeeze some glue into the tear. I remounted the tire and aired it up while the glue was still wet just enough to hold the patch in place and let it sit overnight. I had baby powdered the new tube so there was no danger of the glue sticking to it. It was still in there when I sold the bike a couple years later. I told the buyer about it, he just shrugged it off and said he had done the same thing before and wore the tread off the tire long before the patch let go.
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The standard tire patch glue should work fine. Sounds like it is just a cosmetic cut at this point. Not sure you even need to repair it, if the casing threads are still intact. If the casing is cotton though, it might be possible it could rot out on you if exposed to moisture over time, so gluing the cut in the rubber is probably a good idea.
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Old 10-28-13, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by etw View Post
I repaired a couple of slits early this season using Shoe Goo. They have held up great- no problems, no separations.
+1 for Shoe Goo. Adheres well and fairly durable. I like filling large cuts because they always seem to trap bits of sharp road shrapnel.
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