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Matt Hale
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Tyre sidewall

Post by Matt Hale » 09 Aug 2020 20:22

**flat**d on the way home - cut to the sidewall. Shall I throw the tyre out now?? Expecting that the answer is yes, but tyre is pretty new and otherwise good condition.

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Re: Tyre sidewall

Post by George » 10 Aug 2020 09:09

That cut isn't very big. Therefore, if it's not at/close to the contact point with the rim, it'll probably be fine with a 'boot' glued on the inside. A boot is a thin, non-elastic fabric patch, typically supplied with **flat** repair kits (but you can improvise). I would keep a close eye on it after booting, though, and replace if there is any sign of the cut getting bigger with use. Also, if it's on the front, I would consider moving it to the back, so that a blow-out is less likely to bring you off.

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Re: Tyre sidewall

Post by Si_Walker » 20 Aug 2020 12:35

Ive had a new tyre get damaged in a similar way by the tyre sliding into a crack in the road, tearing the side wall.
IMHO - bin it.
Not worth the risk.
A boot is Ok at protecting the inside and further flats in the short term, but it will be subject to wear and abuse on the outside, which will only get worse and if it was mine I'd always be wondering if it is OK.
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Re: Tyre sidewall

Post by Matt Hale » 20 Aug 2020 13:50

Thanks Si - I think that would be my mindset :wink:

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