Posted November 10, 2002 - 12:12 PM
I limped back to the van and ripped the tube out. It's not a pinch flat. Something sharp cut the tire and tube. It left a 1" cut in the sidewall near the upper edge of the side knobs. I installed the spare stock tube and loaded the dam bike in the van before something else happens.
I guess what I want know after all this rambling is, can the tire be saved? Do you guys think a patch inside will work. Will the tire still be dependable? Like I said, it has a 1" clean cut. What type of patch should I use and who makes them?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Posted November 10, 2002 - 01:11 PM
Posted November 10, 2002 - 01:34 PM
At the speeds you travel I would only consider doing this for a rear tire as a blowout with the front tire is dangerous even in the dirt.