RoadBikeReview.com's Forum Archives - General


Archive Home >> General(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 )


Tire Slice(5 posts)

Tire SliceGrand Pooh Bear
Jul 14, 2002 9:16 AM
Is it possible to repair a tire slice that is about 3/8" long and does not completely go through the whole tire's thickness? I hate to spend another $50 on a tire that may only go 500 miles.
re: Tire Slicejtolleson
Jul 14, 2002 9:25 AM
Several softer road tires (like the Michelin Axial Pro) seem prone to cuts of this type. I've touched mine up with Shoe Goo and keep on riding without incident.
re: Tire Slicelegs
Jul 14, 2002 10:14 AM
you can get little rubbery tire boots to put under the really super deep cuts.. other wise just keep on rolling...
its normal for some tires... (to a point).. you just have to use your best judgement...
I've patched onecoonass
Jul 14, 2002 12:38 PM
a) Wipe the inside area (~3-4") of the tire w/Acetone (your wife's fingernail polish remover).
b) Insert a 3" strip of chain-stay protector to the interior (the kind that comes in a 15ft. roll).
c) Apply super-glue to the outside of the tire to close the slice..You should be ok....I stopped buying the Mich. Axial Pros because they cut very easy..I have Conti's on one bike because they came FREE with a wheelset, and I have Panaracer Pros on another...the Panaracers are my favorites
Thanks for the help (nm)Grand Pooh Bear
Jul 14, 2002 3:58 PM