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Basic question from new roadie(5 posts)

Basic question from new roadiepowpow
Apr 21, 2003 12:15 PM
I recently had a piece of glass caught in my rear tire that caused a flat. I repaired and road home, but there is a tiny slit from the glass that remains in my tire. It is tiny, but does go all the way through. Do I need to replace the tire? Is it still rideable with a tiny slit? Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch.
re: Basic question from new roadiebrider
Apr 21, 2003 12:26 PM
Usually slits less than 1/8 inch are fine. Over that and you should consider a boot (a piece of Powerbar wrapper inside the tire works in a pinch). Most tires won't let go like a zipper with small cuts.
try superglue. (nm)funknuggets
Apr 21, 2003 12:29 PM
Apr 21, 2003 12:36 PM
What would McGuyver do? Put a piece of duct tape on the inside when you get home. It will keep your tube in and debris out. Nothing McGuyver couldn't fix with Duct Tape, a BIC ball point pen, a lighter and an ice cube.

You have to remove the piece of glass........davet
Apr 21, 2003 4:02 PM
...or it will continue to cut the tire. You can probably push in out from the inside of the tire with something like a straightened paper clip. You can then put a small boot inside the tire, remount and inflate the tire. To prevent anything else from entering the hole from the outside, get some Goop, Shoe Goop, Plumbers Goop it's all the same, and fill the hole. That fix should last you for a long time.

I inspect my tires after every ride, and fill little cuts on the tires with Goop. Works dandy.