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Cut rear tyre(34 posts)

Cut rear tyreStevieP
Jan 16, 2003 4:30 AM
My rear tyre has a very narrow 1cm cut along its width. The
casing is not visible yet. Should I risk continuing on this tyre or should I replace it? The tyre has seen a 200lb rider ride 1400 miles on it.

re: Cut rear tyreScot_Gore
Jan 16, 2003 5:03 AM
I suspect the tube will evenually herniate through and you'll have a flat. Paint the cut with superglue to minimize external fraying, boot the inside to reduce the risk of herniation, and start carrying a spare tube AND tire.

Alternately, get a new one.


What is a tyre?pmf1
Jan 16, 2003 5:48 AM
Oh, you mean a tire?

One cm is a pretty good size cut. You can ride it, but sooner or later, a piece of crud will get stuck in there and give you a flat.

If I were going to ride an organized 161 km ride, I'd replace it.
No - I mean tyre. Tire in US. Tyre in Uk (where I live):-) (nm)StevieP
Jan 16, 2003 6:34 AM
Come on dudepmf1
Jan 16, 2003 6:49 AM
What are you, German?
Question: what is the shortest book on earth?
Answer: the German book of humor

Sometimes I can't help myself with you brits. I thought the 161 km thing was funny as well.
Come on dudeStevieP
Jan 16, 2003 6:54 AM
Are you stupid?! Do you think Germany is in the Uk?!?!:-)

I now see you were being sarcastic. Some say that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit! I disagree. I think sarcasm is great but it is not always possible to read sarcasm as it was intended!

Sorry but you will have to explain the 161km thing!
Come on dudepmf1
Jan 16, 2003 7:10 AM
I was referring to what we yanks call a century -- you know -- 100 miles (161 km). "If I were to go on a century ride, I'd get a new tyre".
In England, still some people unwilling to embrace theFez
Jan 16, 2003 7:34 AM
metric system.

After all, isn't the non-metric system we use here in the U.S. sometimes called the "English" system?
In America, still most people unwilling to embrace the world nmafrican
Jan 16, 2003 7:41 AM
Word to you, brother. nmSpunout
Jan 16, 2003 7:42 AM
In America, still most people unwilling to embrace the world nmFez
Jan 16, 2003 8:08 AM
That's another discussion outside the scope of measurement standards.
But if we could, the answer would be 42!!! nmSpunout
Jan 16, 2003 8:26 AM
Yeah, but what exactly is the question to that answer? nmcastrello
Jan 16, 2003 8:45 AM
What is six times nine? nmStampertje
Jan 16, 2003 8:47 AM
math is hard...nmmohair_chair
Jan 16, 2003 8:58 AM
Why embrace it when we can dominate it instead?pmf1
Jan 16, 2003 8:14 AM
We don't need no stinkin metric system or foreign languages.

Iraq --- the soon to be 51-st state!
Jan 16, 2003 8:19 AM
Dr. Evil has a better chance at world domination that the U.S. does. I'd like to see the U.S. try to make North Korea the 52nd state (fat chance).

As far as foreign languages go, is Spanish still considered a foreign language, or is that now an official U.S. lang?
It is in Californiapmf1
Jan 16, 2003 8:43 AM
where English IS the official language.

And I didn't mean to say we need to dominate the entire world, just the portions with oil reserves.
It is in CaliforniaFez
Jan 16, 2003 9:16 AM
Then why stop at Iraq? Better dominate Saudi Arabia has more oil, as do the oil rich nations of the former Soviet Union.

We can use that newly acquired oil to give into North Koreas demands.
Need a job?pmf1
Jan 16, 2003 10:45 AM
The Bush administration needs more deep thinkers like yourself.
The Bush Administration could use ONE deep thinker!! nmSpunout
Jan 16, 2003 10:56 AM
No, these are not my views. Besides,Fez
Jan 16, 2003 11:08 AM
the W administration has plenty of guys from earlier Republican regimes to do the real work behind the scenes.

I still like that SNL scene where the Vice Pres has the big desk and W was next to him in the kid-sized desk.
and Condoleeza Rice........african
Jan 16, 2003 11:45 AM
Has a flippen oil tanker named after her....... eh what. Yeah for real.
Somewhere in Texas, a small town is missing an idiotpmf1
Jan 16, 2003 12:16 PM
Saw this as a bumper sticker. Thought it was pretty funny.
Just read today........african
Jan 16, 2003 12:23 PM
That some guy had a bumper sticker "peace is also patriotic"

It got ripped off his car....
Saw this at church on a big button pinned to a woman's coat...Scot_Gore
Jan 16, 2003 12:40 PM
"Regime Change Begins at Home"
she's getting divorced? nmDougSloan
Jan 16, 2003 2:24 PM
Imperial (nm)53T
Jan 16, 2003 10:00 AM
What colour would the tyre be?PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 16, 2003 7:42 AM
Ha!! That's funny!!seyboro
Jan 16, 2003 2:11 PM
I read that book. Found it in a library next to this one: "Der amerikanische Beitrag zur Weltkultur"
Ha! Now, that's REALLY funny!!
What is a tire?Roadrunner25
Jan 16, 2003 7:27 AM
It's that thing around your waist.
re: Cut rear tyrejw25
Jan 16, 2003 7:40 AM
Since the casing's not visible yet, you should be fine gluing the rubber back together - superglue works well. I like to add a layer of duct tape inside the tire, just in case.
I wouldn't recommend just riding the tire as is, since the cut makes it much easier for debris to penetrate the casing.
If the tyre makes you nervous, replace it. They're cheap compared to peace of mind.
Another solution...KEN2
Jan 16, 2003 7:56 AM
I recommend ShoeGoo, if it's available where you live. It's more pliable than SuperGlue, and in my experience wears better on tire cuts. You can push some into the cut and smooth over the top as well.
You're killing me, just buy a damn tirejulio
Jan 16, 2003 7:51 PM
do you really want that 1 cm cut in the back of your mind as you bomb down a hill. those little contact patches are the only thing giving you grip and keeping your bike off the ground. what are we talking about 25 bucks, pounds, euros... how much do you value your skin?