randygrein at comcast.net
Sun Jun 21 19:22:09 PDT 2009
Hmm. Biggest problem is damage to the carcass. Car tires flex mostly
in one dimension being flat from sidewall to sidewall. Bike carcasses
flex in 2 dimensions making a plug much harder to stay put and putting
far more stress on cut cords. I have plugged them with good results
but I'd feel better with a plug-patch combo. You COULD put a tube in
it, but who has them anymore?
I had a failure last week - first front I've ever lost on the street.
Expecting a screw I almost just put a plug in, but having spare
takeoffs (Supercorsas) I just grabbed on to swap. Good thing - a steel
cord had broken a couple of wires and punctured the inner layer.
Apparently my 80 mile daily commute is a bit much, I've never seen a
failure like that before.
Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
On Jun 21, 2009, at 6:24 PM, Jake Meyer wrote:
> Street question:
> I rode over a screw apparently. I was thinking motorcycle tires
> quite the same as car tires and I probably shouldn't just go ahead
> and plug
> it up. Since I'm still a n00b, I figured I would just get some
> advice. Am
> I correct in thinking that the tire is thinner (?) than a car tire,
> therefore (among other reasons such as smaller contact patch area)
> necessary to be replaced soon (or perhaps right away)? I have been
> for a few street tire discussions on this mailing list - so that
> question is
> already covered. Thanks in advance, guys.
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