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Pin hole in tire, safe to use still?

Old 05-25-15, 09:45 AM
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Pin hole in tire, safe to use still?

Went riding the other day, rolled through my yard and picked up a staple in one of my Animal GLH's. It trashed the tube, however the hole in the carcass is tiny. Anyone know if the tire is safe to use with a new tube or should I trash it?
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Old 05-25-15, 10:01 AM
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I'd say it's good to go. Might want to boot it, but I've never done so with pinholes.
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If you removed the staple, can't see the tube, and there is nothing sticking out, then it is safe. Pinholes only are a concern for loosing air from the tube.
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I would not be worried about it. I had a few of these in one of my tires and still going strong.
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Cool thanks guys. I put a fresh tube in it, pumped it up and all seems well on the test ride.
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