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If a tire cut goes threw the casing, always retire?(4 posts)

If a tire cut goes threw the casing, always retire?bill
Jul 17, 2001 10:37 AM
Little piece of glass, little cut (less than a mm; must have been just a point), but it did get the tube. I think I know that answer, but, retire the tire? Other than that, decent rubber left -- maybe 300-500 miles (less than 1000 mi on the tires; decent tires, too, Vittoria, Kevlar, open something-or-other).
not unless you want to subsidise the tyre industryJofa
Jul 17, 2001 12:16 PM
If the tyre doesn't bulge visibly when you inflate it to normal pressure, then don't worry: go and enjoy your ride. I only change them when I'm out of rubber and starting to see the canvas. The low mileage is invariably because manufacturers are disinclined to put carbon black in their rubber these days, it not having a pretty hue; despite it's decent wear and grip characteristics.
re: If a tire cut goes threw the casing, always retire?LC
Jul 17, 2001 7:51 PM
Just put a patch inside the tire if you are worried.
A little duct tape in the inside of the casing works...(nm)Mike Prince
Jul 18, 2001 1:24 AM