swhite at consultant.com
Sun Jan 20 17:03:35 PST 2008
I patched my rear Pilot Road when it was punctured by a piece of glass. The hole was in the groove, and I did the same repair as John. Replaced it last year after just over 20k km. Never leaked or had any other issues, and it wasn't down to the cords, but I did check the repair regularly just to be sure.
Given our draconian anti-speeding laws, most of my riding was sub-65mph, so YMMV.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Soliday" <johnsoliday at msn.com>
> To: "'Tom Wheeler'" <the74impala at hotmail.com>, gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: RE: Tire patching
> Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 08:59:06 -0700
> I've patched numerous bike and car tires over the years. It seems easier
> and faster to do it myself and I can usually do it on the bike or car w/o
> removing the wheel. I just use the plan sticky strip types found at auto
> stores and get one with the BIG T-handle as it takes a lot to push the patch
> through. I also use rubber cement to really lubricate the patch and
> insertion tool first to make it go in easier (I know, I know, sexual
> connotations). I've ran bike tires to the wear bars with patches and never
> had one leak. It does make the steel belt weaker in that one area so I
> would avoid long speeds over 100mph ;-)
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