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repairing tire?

Old 08-06-06, 02:56 PM
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repairing tire?

I have a Tufo tubular clincher tire that seems to have a cut in it, it has not punchured the tire yet but I was hoping to prevent it from getting any worst with wear, is there anything I could use on it to seal it?
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Old 08-06-06, 03:14 PM
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If the cut is just in the rubber, you can usually fix it with shoe repair glue (e.g., Barge Cement or ShooGoo). If the cut damages the tire cords or casing, then the tire is probably too dangerous to repair.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
If the cut is just in the rubber, you can usually fix it with shoe repair glue (e.g., Barge Cement or ShooGoo). If the cut damages the tire cords or casing, then the tire is probably too dangerous to repair.
This is good advice but I would like to add, you should move the tire to the back. I had a front tire fail on me once while going downhill. Fortunately I was only going 30. Flats on the rear usually don't cause a crash.
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Originally Posted by thomson
This is good advice but I would like to add, you should move the tire to the back. I had a front tire fail on me once while going downhill. Fortunately I was only going 30. Flats on the rear usually don't cause a crash.
thanks. It's already in the rear. I don't seem to see any cords to I think it should be safe for now, right now I'm just working damage control.
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