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what to do with the slashes in my tire(25 posts)

what to do with the slashes in my tireishmael
May 30, 2001 8:46 PM
i have one three quarter inch slice in the bottom of my tyre and i was thinking that maybe a bit of krazy glue would seal it and be a good idea?..
slashed tire?racer x
May 30, 2001 8:49 PM
the tire is trashed, throw it away.
throw it away?ishmael
May 30, 2001 8:56 PM
that seems still goes..the slash doesnt make it through the most inner part of the tyre...i thought that a bit of glue would keep out other bits of debris or glass that would cause slow leaks or worse...
Not as "extreme" as the wreck will be....shmoo
May 30, 2001 9:25 PM
...when that thing fails catastrophically under the stress of a good 35mph+ downhill curve.
im doing it anywayishmael
May 30, 2001 9:55 PM
i just checked it out and the inner tube is easily visable when its pumped to about 80psi, its worse than i though...
i put some crazy glue in the crack as best as possible and then sanded off the excess..they are michelin axial pros, i dont know how many miles theyve been through but they were new in january and i cant believe that they are shot gash and 50 bucks down the tubes...someone else must have attempted this...the worst case scenario i can imagine is that the rip blows through again and then i get an instant flat, i doubt my tire will explode or the like, its the back tire anyway so im going to take the chance unless someone has tried the same and has a disaster story
I wouldn't do it but. . .Vlad the Impaler
May 30, 2001 10:17 PM
If you're going to anyway. Your tube will probobly get a flat on the first ride from rubbing the rough cut on the inside of the tire. A better fix would be to take a patch from a patch kit (the kind you need to glue on) and glue it to the inside of the tire using rubber cement, Bargs brand or something similar. This will keep the tube from getting a friction flat. I've used this method for SMALL punctures that were causing me repeated flats from the holes. That said, if I were you I wouldn't patch that tire. It's a pain to wreck an expensive tire like that but I'd recommend tossing it and maybe getting a $30 training tire that is a little more durable.
Cool. Put it on the front. nmshmoo
May 30, 2001 10:39 PM
May 30, 2001 8:59 PM
I assume the "bottom" of your tire is the outer tread area (not sure where the bottom of a hoop is). To ride it is a dance with the devil.
Camper Van Beethoven Awardmike mcmahon
May 30, 2001 10:15 PM
I'm alternating between heavy and light
Between meaning and nonsense
And having a drink
I have counted all the lines on the road
Between here and Los Angeles
That pass straight below
And I'm dreaming of a light, and it comes from your head

"The Light from a Cake"
From the album Key Lime Pie

Ishmael seems to alternate "between meaning and nonsense". His most recent post may be an indication that he needs to refill his prescription. Buy a new tire, dude!
Camper Van Beethoven Awardishmael
May 30, 2001 10:34 PM
pure madness!!!!...great quote dude!
Glad you liked itmike mcmahon
May 30, 2001 10:47 PM
If you liked that, go out and buy Key Lime Pie; it's a great record. I'm glad that you recognized the post was intended in jest.

Where's grz mnky?mike mcmahon
May 31, 2001 1:53 PM
I put the name of a Santa Cruz band in a post and have heard nothing from him. He must be on vacation or something.

Take the Skinheads Bowling:

Everyday I get up and pray to Jah
And he increases the number of clocks by exactly one
Everybody's coming home for lunch these days
Last night there were skinheads on my lawn

Take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling
Take the skinheads bowling, take them bowling

Some people say that bowling alleys have big lanes ("have big lanes" 2x)
Some people say that bowling alleys all look the same ("all the same" 2x)
There's not a line that goes here that rhymes with same ("anything" 2x)
Had a dream last night but i forgot what it was about ("what it was" 2x)


Had a dream last night about you my friend
Had a dream I wanted to sleep next to plastic
Had a dream I wanted to lick your knees
Had a dream it was about nothing


do you like the Dead Milkmen by chance?lonefrontranger
May 31, 2001 3:53 PM
Good grief, Batman! Haven't heard that tune since I wore black clothes and big shoes to do afterhours allnighters at the gay disco in Dayton, OH (no, I'm not a fag-hag, just have better taste in music than the typical SW Ohio honky-tonk, bleah)

I still dye my hair odd unnatural colors, currently "Dario Frigo yellow" but at least now I spend my cash on Campy bits instead of jello shots.
You mean the Dead Milkmen ofmike mcmahon
May 31, 2001 4:09 PM
"Punk Rock Girl" and "B1tchen* Camaro" fame? I used to wear big, steel-toed boots and see mostly local (for us) bands like Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Minutemen, Fear, Agent Orange, Middle Class, Suburban Lawns, Social Distortion (before Ness was clean and sober), the Adolescents, TSOL, and the Crowd. I also saw a few "out-of-towners" like the Clash (1980), GBH (1980), the Pixies (later), Dead Kennedys, and the Jam. There were lots of good places to see bands in So. Cal. in the circa 1980: the Starwood, the Fleetwood, the Whisky, Madam Wong's, Cuckoo's Nest, the ON Club. Ah, those were the days. Now I'm usually asleep by 10:00 p.m.

*The profanity police wouldn't let me use an "i" in this word. (Just joking with you, Gregg. Keep up the good work.)

gotta love thread drift...lonefrontranger
May 31, 2001 4:42 PM
... as I recall we started out trying to convince ishmael of his insanity oh, well. I bet you $20 you have the Repo Man soundtrack moldering away somewhere. I have it on cassette, vinyl AND CD, top THAT willya. Never got to see most of those bands live (Dayton, OH, ya know), but I did catch a Skinny Puppy show in Columbus. I still have the stickers on my spikey black leather biker jacket.

Not only do I mean those Dead Milkmen - but I OWNED the original B1tchin' Camaro... B1tchin' Camaro... donuts on yer LAWN!

1977 Camaro, purchased for 50 bucks from a school chum: no fenders, pee yellow, rust and bondo color scheme. The hood would fly up if it went over 58 mph and you had to start it with a screwdriver (sure there's a joke there, somewhere) I love cars. Is it any wonder I became a cyclist?
I don't have the Repo Man soundtrack (more drift)mike mcmahon
May 31, 2001 5:18 PM
but I have seen the movie numerous times. If your an Alex Cox fan and haven't already seen it, do yourself a favor and track down a copy of "Straight to Hell." It's a great spaghetti western spoof with, among other Joe Strummer, Courtney Love (pre-Hole and Cobain), and my beloved Pogues playing the (gotta love it) MCMAHON FAMILY! The Pogues had so much fun on the set in Spain that Shane McGowan even wrote a song about it: "Almeria". If I recall correctly, Almeria appeared on "If I Should Fall from Grace with God". I was in love with Pogues bassist Cait O'Riordan and then she had to go and break my heart by marrying Elvis Costello.
drifting awaylonefrontranger
May 31, 2001 9:10 PM

geez, you and all the other male (and many female) alternative music listeners on the planet, she was a hard one to live up to. I've seen the END of "Straight to Hell" about forty-seven times, that and R.H.P.S., Animal House, Caddyshack, et. al. all make the list of cult flicks I've seen the most times, but never to entirety (parties with drunks shrieking on the phone, late-nights when you pass out before the end, etc...)
Skip this post if you don't like the Pogues (still drifting)mike mcmahon
May 31, 2001 10:30 PM
I saw the Pogues three times. The first time was at the Palace in Hollywood. The show was absolutely brilliant. Shane had a bottle of wine in one hand and a cig in the other through the entire show. He was difficult to see through the haze of smoke. However, after seeing Cait close-up, I wasn't so concerned about looking at Shane and his messed-up teeth any more. The second show was at an outdoor amphitheater and was almost as good as the first. The third show was a major bummer. It was after Hell's Ditch came out. Strummer produced the album and was supposed to tour with the Pogues. However, when Shane was kicked off the flight to the States because he was too drunk, he never made it here and Strummer took over as lead singer. As much as I loved Strummer and the Clash, he didn't work as the singer of the Pogues. I also saw Shane and the Popes at the House of Blues a few years ago. The show was a fun drunk-fest, but Shane was starting to come across a bit too much as the pathetic drunk. Apparently, his autobiography recently hit the shelves. I think it's called "Have a Drink on Me." I don't know if you read Lydon's autobiography, but it was a good one, and I doubt Shane will be able to match it. I suspect it won't be long before Shane is on the liver donor list. However, I doubt he'll have the same pull as David Crosby or Mickey Mantle.
Ishmael, read this please.Parker
May 30, 2001 10:50 PM
Tires are probably the biggest safety related part of your bike and you just want to glue it back together to save yourself 20-30 bucks?
Go out and buy youself some durable training tires for that price
and stick around on this earth for the sake of your loved ones.
Doing what you described equates to a rock climber melting his
rope to rejoin a freyed area because he just couldn't see
spending 100 bucks for a new rope since he just got it not long ago.
I've slashed new tires on the first ride. Yes it sucks, but considering you've had yours for as long as you have, you got your money's worth out of them.

Buy some kevlar belter tires for extra duability. The lighter the tire
the shorter the life. I've never had APs last longer than 3-4 months.
I now reserve them for special rides.

Also, lets not forget that what makes the glue stick is the fact that it degrades the rubber, melting it if you will, which will probably cause a weaker area and could easily lead to complete failure.

If you're set on doing it, there's nothing we can do to stop you, but it isn't a smart idea at all.
Even if it works for you, how long do you think you'll go before you
have to replace it anyway?

Its been said by everyone here, but I'll say it again:
You're tire is dead. Throw it away and buy a new one.
Axial Selects are less than 30 bucks and will last you a long time.
i guess ill get the axial selectsishmael
May 30, 2001 11:17 PM
it just seems a shame to throw out a tire that is perfect except one tiny going to buy a cheaper pair of tyres and suck it up but there must be some way to rejoin the rubber with heat or something...i feel like im about to throw out an almost perfect tyre..
I've got a whole stack of 'em in my garagemike mcmahon
May 30, 2001 11:23 PM
Vittorias and Continentals that were out of commission before the tread was even 1/3 of the way gone. Although I'll never use them, I can't bring myself to throw them away. Maybe keeping them hanging around in the garage will make you feel better, even if you never mount them again. Or maybe you can use them for trainer/roller tires.

I've got a whole stack of 'em in my garageAndrew
May 31, 2001 1:33 PM
I agree with Mike here. When I slash a new tire I save it. I keep an older set of wheels around for use on the trainer. I put my old/damaged tires on the old wheels. That way I don't use up good road tires on the trainer. If they blow out on the trainer you are not going to risk your life in a crash like you could on the road. This technique allows me to get the maximum use out of all of my tires.

$35 Axial pros. . .Mike P.
May 31, 2001 5:36 AM

You can get Mich. Axial Pro from for $35.00. I have never had an order take longer than 5 business days to arrive.

re: what to do with the slashes in my tireCA
May 31, 2001 6:21 AM
My Axial Pro lasted six weeks until it got a 1/2 inch gash in it.
Oh well Sh*t happens. Replaced with my Conti grand prix with 1500 miles on it until I bought a new one. I'm sticking with the Grand Prix's.
Conti GP3000 $21 eachBosephus
May 31, 2001 7:37 AM
Great durable all around fast tire.

Totalcycling has them for $21 right now with free tubes included.

You're crazy if you ride that tire ... no offense.

You have to pay to play ... it's the name of the game.