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Punctured tire---used it or loose it???(3 posts)

Punctured tire---used it or loose it???jayz
May 2, 2001 4:12 AM
i got a piece of metal that stuck thru a practically brand new Axial pro, and gave me a flat last night...
i changed the tube and took the metal out, and it seemed fine...
but the piece of metal did go all the way thru, now leaving a little "flesh wound" its not big enough to worry about the tube popping thru..but still noticable..

is that ok to still ride that, or so i go buy another one?

thanks......
re: Punctured tire---used it or loose it???muncher
May 2, 2001 5:05 AM
Patch it with some good strong duct tape or a patch on the inside - should be fine, but keep an eye on it in case it's worse than it looks.
re: Punctured tire---used it or loose it???Steeve
May 2, 2001 6:21 AM
The exact same thing happened to me with my rear Axial Pro (on my DeRosa). The puncture in the tire is in the raised center section, it is about 3/16" long. As muncher has posted, I patched the inside of the tire with a special fabric tape. I have had no problems.

Did I mention it was on my Axiom Ti Custom?