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Krazy Glue to Fix Tire

Old 08-28-06, 05:05 AM
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Krazy Glue to Fix Tire

Yesterday I was heading out to ride, and as I was pumping up my tires I saw a decent slice in my front tire. It was about 1/4" long and spreading open from the pressure inside. It didn't appear to be all the way through to the tube, but it was big enough to cause a bit of a deformation in the tire. Since rain was approaching, I wanted to get out ASAP, but I didn't feel comfortable riding on that. So I ran back inside, put a dab of Krazy Glue gel in the slice, deflated the tire, and held the cut closed for a few minutes. I let it sit a little longer, then pumped up the tire and went out for my ride. I did 20 miles and the cut stayed closed. Not bad, but I'm wondering if the glue will eventually eat away at the rubber of the tire, or if there could be any other adverse effects. Have any of you tried this, or have you heard of this before? Thanks
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Old 08-28-06, 05:18 AM
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Eventually it will split again, and probably blow out. If you ride on wet streets, it will happen quicker.

Get a new tire unless you want a long walk home...
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Old 08-28-06, 05:19 AM
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I did the same thing to one of my Rubino's a few of weeks ago. 500+- miles later, I have a hard time finding the wound.
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Ihad that happen on a long ride, I just took a paper receipt (a dollar bill will work too) and folded it up and put it inside the tire bewteen the tube and the tire... it will keep the tube frompushing on the tire in that spot. My lasted for a long time like that before I decided to change the tire.

I can't believe crazy glue is good for a rubber tire, but I'v enever tried it or known anyone who has. I'd probably switch the tire soon either way.

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Old 08-28-06, 08:11 AM
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It really depends on the cut. I often use superglue to seal cuts in the rubber. But if the casing cord is damaged it's time for a new tire. If when inflated there is a bulge, time for a new tire. The glue will not hurt the tire, but it may not fix it either. You're lucky if a dollar bill will hold a cut in a high pressure tire. I've seen paper money blown to bits. There are much better temporary boots, like a gu or power bar wrapper. I alway carry a 3" section of innertube to use as a temporary boot.

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couple of inches of an old tire makes a very effective boot. You'll notice it as it rotates, but its about as secure a boot as you can have.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
couple of inches of an old tire makes a very effective boot. You'll notice it as it rotates, but its about as secure a boot as you can have.

Or a couple inches of old tube glued inside the tire. Less noticable, and it might prevent the superglue trick from separating.

I sometimes place a glueless patch inside any decent sized cuts in my tires as a little insurance.
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Originally Posted by DamnRock
Ihad that happen on a long ride, I just took a paper receipt (a dollar bill will work too) and folded it up and put it inside the tire bewteen the tube and the tire... it will keep the tube frompushing on the tire in that spot. My lasted for a long time like that before I decided to change the tire.

I can't believe crazy glue is good for a rubber tire, but I'v enever tried it or known anyone who has. I'd probably switch the tire soon either way.

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The best repair thing for tires I know of is a piece of a Fed Ex envelope. THe plasticy kind with the fibers in it.
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Old 08-28-06, 09:29 AM
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I've used super glue and scotch tape to patch tubes. Never had one blow out. They have gotten new holes, but the super glue patches seem to be holding on...
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I've done the boot and crazy glue fix many times, it's a good fix until you can get a new tire.
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Shoe Goo.
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Originally Posted by Hambone
The best repair thing for tires I know of is a piece of a Fed Ex envelope. THe plasticy kind with the fibers in it.
aka "Tyvek"
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Old 08-28-06, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by eyefloater
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Any type of rubberized glue like this is quite good as it doesn't crack when deformed, LockTight stick and seal is what i use, just fixed a side wall nick on one of my tufo's.
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