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Axial Pro Winter gash repair?(11 posts)

Axial Pro Winter gash repair?speedisgood
Apr 22, 2002 5:24 AM
Hey all, check out the nice gash I got in my brand-spankin' new tires. Four frickin' races! I called Michelin and their CS told me to replace 'em, they can't be patched. Yeah, right.

I'm going to keep riding it, as the cut didn't penetrate the cords, but I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for just plugging the hole so grit, pebbles, and crap doesn't get in there. My main question is whether something like Shoo-Goo will stick to the "silicium" tread compound.

TIA!
if its just a straight cut and not gouged then...Spirito
Apr 22, 2002 5:34 AM
just add a bit of tubular glue in there.

might be scoffed by some but has worked well for me. you may need to add more as it wears.

hope this helps.
Cut, yes . . .speedisgood
Apr 22, 2002 5:48 AM
I just found some auto tire hole-plugging kit I had floating in the tool box. I tried using rubber cement--no go as it doesn't stick to the tread compound. I'll give the tubie glue a try after I clean out the cut.

Finally figured out that I have to deflate the tire so the edges would line up right. Duh.
I've used super glue, although to be fair, I haven't put in manybill
Apr 22, 2002 5:58 AM
miles on tires I've done this to; sort of keep them around as backup. Got the idea on this board.
re: Axial Pro Winter gash repair?MikeC
Apr 22, 2002 6:27 AM
I've got a half-inch exterior gash that actually penetrated through the cords, although the "inside" gash is only about 1/8 inch. I got it during the second week of September, lined the inside of the tire with duct tape, and have added about 2k miles to it since then, including a super-rainy MS150 where it seems that everyone else got a flat except me.
The gash does not seem to have spread or extended since then, but I'm not racing, so my lateral loads on the tire aren't too severe.
I figure I'll use it 'til around June, then replace it.
hehehe...coulda used more winter gash misself ;-) NmSpirito
Apr 22, 2002 7:07 AM
re: Axial Pro Winter gash repair?netso
Apr 22, 2002 7:29 AM
Have used tubular glue successfully.
re: Axial Pro Winter gash repair?jhv
Apr 22, 2002 7:50 AM
I have a brand new pair of Michelin Race Pros available that are supposed to be more cut resistant... I am selling them for $65 for the pair.
re: Axial Pro Winter gash repair?MP
Apr 22, 2002 8:04 AM
I've had the exact same problem. I fixed it by cutting about a one-inch long piece of an old tire and inserted it under the gash. It produces a slight bump when riding, but it's better than throwing away the tire.
re: Similar question but on sidewallkyvdh
Apr 22, 2002 8:59 AM
Similar question, I have a fairly new tire that got scuffed fairly hard on the sidewall. Cords are exposed and maybe a few cut but does not go all the way through. No bulge at pressure but wonder if some duct tape underneath would give me enough margin to keep riding safely on it. Are sidewall cuts worse than tread cuts? Any rules of thumb to follow?

Thanks.
shoo-goo will work the best!(nm)merckx56
Apr 22, 2002 10:59 AM