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2014-08-07 4:35 PM

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Subject: Is my tire screwed?
I got my first flat of the season. When I stopped, I saw it was a screw embedded in the tire. (Robertson, 1 1/4 inch # 8 for those carpenters) I changed the tube and rode home but now I'm a bit concerned with the integrity of the tire itself. Is it going to fall apart sometime when I'm a long way from home? Is there anything I can do to plug up that hole?


2014-08-07 5:15 PM
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Oh shit! a robertson #8! those are rare... sorry, couldnt help it. try to fill the gap/ damage with superglue... at least thats what ive read.
2014-08-07 6:11 PM
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I wrap my CO2 cartridges with duct tape to use on the inner portion of the tire.  Two layers of duct tape on the inner section of the tire where the hole is could work pretty well.

2014-08-07 6:28 PM
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Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well.

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2014-08-07 6:46 PM
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Can you post a picture of the hole while the tire is fully inflated?

2014-08-07 7:10 PM
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Look at tire boots. that's exactly what they're for.



2014-08-07 8:05 PM
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Originally posted by DanielG Look at tire boots. that's exactly what they're for.

Tire boots.  Are they like this?





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2014-08-07 8:38 PM
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If its in the center of the bottom of the tire, you'll be fine assuming you can't see the tube when it's fully inflated. I had a screw go through a tire two seasons ago, and rode it for many miles after that.
2014-08-07 9:29 PM
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Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well.

Clyde


It's on the tread. I'll try the goo and tape.
2014-08-08 7:35 AM
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Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by clydecat Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well. Clyde
It's on the tread. I'll try the goo and tape.

I carry a dollar bill in my saddle bag.  I had a tire split (tube sticking out the side like a black hernia).  We stopped, put the folded dollar between the tire and tube, reinflated it, and rode home.  We changed out the tire once we were home

Dollar bills have fibers more like cloth than regular paper.  If you want a more permanent solution, use some rubber cement along with the bill.  It's lighter weight than the duct tape and only a little more expensive.  

2014-08-08 7:48 AM
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Originally posted by McFuzz

Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by clydecat Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well. Clyde
It's on the tread. I'll try the goo and tape.

I carry a dollar bill in my saddle bag.  I had a tire split (tube sticking out the side like a black hernia).  We stopped, put the folded dollar between the tire and tube, reinflated it, and rode home.  We changed out the tire once we were home

Dollar bills have fibers more like cloth than regular paper.  If you want a more permanent solution, use some rubber cement along with the bill.  It's lighter weight than the duct tape and only a little more expensive.  




Our lowest denomination is a 5 and they are made of some kind of polymer. I wonder if it would work the same?


2014-08-08 9:38 AM
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Originally posted by b2run

Originally posted by McFuzz

Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by clydecat Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well. Clyde
It's on the tread. I'll try the goo and tape.

I carry a dollar bill in my saddle bag.  I had a tire split (tube sticking out the side like a black hernia).  We stopped, put the folded dollar between the tire and tube, reinflated it, and rode home.  We changed out the tire once we were home

Dollar bills have fibers more like cloth than regular paper.  If you want a more permanent solution, use some rubber cement along with the bill.  It's lighter weight than the duct tape and only a little more expensive.  




Our lowest denomination is a 5 and they are made of some kind of polymer. I wonder if it would work the same?


As I said, tire boot. They come three to a pack and are about $3-5 for a pack of three.

http://www.sportchalet.com/product/301773_8318121.do?utm_source=goo...

2014-08-08 9:39 AM
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Originally posted by morey000

Originally posted by DanielG Look at tire boots. that's exactly what they're for.

Tire boots.  Are they like this?




Cute.
2014-08-08 9:48 AM
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Originally posted by TriGuy05

I wrap my CO2 cartridges with duct tape to use on the inner portion of the tire.  Two layers of duct tape on the inner section of the tire where the hole is could work pretty well.




I keep electrical tape wrapped around my seatpost for the same reason. It also works as a height marker whenever I have to take the seatpost off to ship the bike.

Oh, it took me a minute to realize the pun in the title. Nice!

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2014-08-08 9:51 AM
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Originally posted by DanielG ...

Cute.

 

I just kill myself sometimes.  

2014-08-08 10:29 AM
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I tire boot gets you home but I wouldn't count on it forever.

Get a new tire and keep this one for the trainer.

Ted


2014-08-08 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by DanielG

Originally posted by b2run

Originally posted by McFuzz

Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by clydecat Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well. Clyde
It's on the tread. I'll try the goo and tape.

I carry a dollar bill in my saddle bag.  I had a tire split (tube sticking out the side like a black hernia).  We stopped, put the folded dollar between the tire and tube, reinflated it, and rode home.  We changed out the tire once we were home

Dollar bills have fibers more like cloth than regular paper.  If you want a more permanent solution, use some rubber cement along with the bill.  It's lighter weight than the duct tape and only a little more expensive.  




Our lowest denomination is a 5 and they are made of some kind of polymer. I wonder if it would work the same?


As I said, tire boot. They come three to a pack and are about $3-5 for a pack of three.

http://www.sportchalet.com/product/301773_8318121.do?utm_source=goo...




Gonna try the tire boot. Thanks.
2014-08-08 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by indianhillsted

I tire boot gets you home but I wouldn't count on it forever.

Get a new tire and keep this one for the trainer.

Ted



I ran over glass one time and cut my tire about 1/2"
I put a tire boot in the tire and used it for another four months before replacing it. Not an issue.

2014-08-08 3:24 PM
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I tire boot gets you home but I wouldn't count on it forever.
Get a new tire and keep this one for the trainer.
Ted


I ran over glass one time and cut my tire about 1/2"
I put a tire boot in the tire and used it for another four months before replacing it. Not an issue.

I guess it depends what you're comfortable with.

Most of my rides I routinely hit 40 mph on twisty canyon roads. Tire failure would be more than just a long walk home.
2014-08-08 6:47 PM
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Subject: RE: Is my tire screwed?
Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by McFuzz

Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by clydecat Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well. Clyde
It's on the tread. I'll try the goo and tape.

I carry a dollar bill in my saddle bag.  I had a tire split (tube sticking out the side like a black hernia).  We stopped, put the folded dollar between the tire and tube, reinflated it, and rode home.  We changed out the tire once we were home

Dollar bills have fibers more like cloth than regular paper.  If you want a more permanent solution, use some rubber cement along with the bill.  It's lighter weight than the duct tape and only a little more expensive.  

Our lowest denomination is a 5 and they are made of some kind of polymer. I wonder if it would work the same?
Stick a toonie in a see if it works,
2014-08-08 9:07 PM
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Originally posted by BigDaddyD79

Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by McFuzz

Originally posted by b2run
Originally posted by clydecat Is the hole in the sidewall or more centered in the tread? I would try something that stays pliable/flexible, like Shoe Goo. The duct tape on the inside should work as well. Clyde
It's on the tread. I'll try the goo and tape.

I carry a dollar bill in my saddle bag.  I had a tire split (tube sticking out the side like a black hernia).  We stopped, put the folded dollar between the tire and tube, reinflated it, and rode home.  We changed out the tire once we were home

Dollar bills have fibers more like cloth than regular paper.  If you want a more permanent solution, use some rubber cement along with the bill.  It's lighter weight than the duct tape and only a little more expensive.  

Our lowest denomination is a 5 and they are made of some kind of polymer. I wonder if it would work the same?
Stick a toonie in a see if it works,


Just gotta put it oppisite the valve stem.


2014-08-09 9:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Is my tire screwed?
You can use a tire patch like the ones shown here. But, they are only meant to be temporary. Like the dollar bill, or duct tape, or electrical tape they are all just a way to get you home. I had pretty much the exact same thing happen to me and I used a tire patch. I used a really cool Filzer carbon fibre tire patch kit from MEC. It states right in the included instructions that this is only a temporary emergency patch. It states replace the tire once you get home. I decided to leave the patch in place and carry on as usual. A few days later I got another flat. When I pulled the tube out the patch had wore out a perfectly square section of the tube that matched the patch exactly. For the $40-50 of a new tire, just replace it. It is not worth the chance of bombing down a hill or cruising at high speed and having a catastrophic tire failure.
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