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 Post subject: Side wall repair?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Is there any way to repair the sidewall? Just noticed i can just about see the inner tube.
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 Post subject: Re: Side wall repair?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:15 pm 
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In the past I've stitched sidewalls or put in another tyre off-cut.

They last a bit longer, but ultimately they are for the bin.


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 Post subject: Re: Side wall repair?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 pm 
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Stones don't you just love them :twisted: Lucky my inner tubes are orange otherwise i wouldn't have seen the small slice. Perhaps a picture tomorrow?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:46 pm 
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Puncture repair patch on the inside, a proper "tyre boot", or a piece of old inner tube stuck in there will all work.


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 Post subject: Re: Side wall repair?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:39 am 
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Depending on the size of the hole, a patch or bit of inner tube won't work. Too stretchy.

(The voice of bitter experience, and 2 hours of almost complete deafness)

Tyre boots, or bits of old sidewall (especially from high quality road tyres) works best.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:22 am 
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In the old days there was a topic on this in the Mountain Bike Action, to always carry with you a 1-dollar bill to put behind the sidewall preventing the inner tube to sneak out.

Took me a while to get hold of a 1-dollar bill here in Holland though, but saved me a couple of times to get home.

So much for the anecdote though, I think you might be looking for a more sustainable solution...... :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:06 pm 
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DaveS2000 wrote:
In the old days there was a topic on this in the Mountain Bike Action, to always carry with you a 1-dollar bill to put behind the sidewall preventing the inner tube to sneak out.

Took me a while to get hold of a 1-dollar bill here in Holland though, but saved me a couple of times to get home.

So much for the anecdote though, I think you might be looking for a more sustainable solution...... :-)


I've used a piece of cardboard in the past to get me home. It worked well. I have wondered if something like the material bags for life are made out of would make a good patch.


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 Post subject: Re: Side wall repair?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:55 pm 
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After looking at the problem in the light. Time for a new one. :twisted:
Thanks all. Will take some thing with me just in case it happens out on a ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Side wall repair?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:22 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
After looking at the problem in the light. Time for a new one. :twisted:
Thanks all. Will take some thing with me just in case it happens out on a ride.


Well, before you bin it cut a section out of the side walls :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Side wall repair?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 am 
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Woz wrote:
tintin40 wrote:
After looking at the problem in the light. Time for a new one. :twisted:
Thanks all. Will take some thing with me just in case it happens out on a ride.


Well, before you bin it cut a section out of the side walls :wink:



Great minds :D


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