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Keep it, it's fine!
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Keep it or pitch it?

Old 04-06-20, 03:00 PM
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Keep it or pitch it?

Title says it all, look at the tire and make your vote.

Sidewall boogering.

Ripped knobby, cords visible. 1 ply cord torn?
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Old 04-06-20, 04:16 PM
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Old 04-06-20, 04:29 PM
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I'd ride it. But I'd do the casing repair I've done many times with Dacron sailcloth and contact cement. Then I would ride that tire until it dies of natural causes. See my post on the thread

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting...be-repair.html

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Old 04-06-20, 04:43 PM
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If that were my brother-in-law's tire I would boot the knobby and he would ride it for years in his short rides through the neighborhood. For my son-in-law that is young enough to think he will live forever I would replace.
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Old 04-06-20, 05:21 PM
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I sense that you probably have already made a decision to toss it.
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Old 04-06-20, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
I sense that you probably have already made a decision to toss it.
What makes you say that?
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Old 04-06-20, 05:39 PM
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Once the side knobs go like that, the tire will break traction in a turn and down you go.

Garbage
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Old 04-06-20, 05:43 PM
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Cut it in pieces and landfill it. That way you won't be tempted to use it again.
Me? I'm waiting for a chance to try that Shoo Goo fix.
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Old 04-06-20, 07:05 PM
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Please don't ride that down any big hills where speed may hit 25 to 35mph. Don't skimp on good tires. It's the cheapest insurance you can get.
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Old 04-06-20, 07:39 PM
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Get rid of a problem before it gets worse.
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Old 04-06-20, 07:41 PM
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Even as a cheapskate who'll boot a nicked and cut racing tire to squeeze out a few more miles, I'd ditch that tire, pronto. The sidewall nick didn't bother me as much as the crackled tread and broken knobbie. That tread is toast.
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Old 04-06-20, 08:36 PM
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That tire's an antique, junk it!
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Old 04-06-20, 08:41 PM
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Ride it.

A scuff and a torn knob? So what.
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Old 04-07-20, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
Ride it.

A scuff and a torn knob? So what.
+1

ShoeGoo that knob back down, and keep it in the loose stuff.
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Old 04-08-20, 08:27 AM
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Seeing fiber on a tire is sign enough - pitch it.
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Old 04-17-20, 04:47 PM
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So maybe I'm not very smart; But why does the DOT have life limits on tires for automobiles and especially trucks? I have a few tires still glued onto rims from 30 years ago and who would just pump them up and ride more than around the block? Tires wear out and sometimes age out. My vote is for toss. Smiles, MH
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Old 04-18-20, 08:23 PM
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toss it, the tire isn't aging well, plus with that sidewall hole...toss it.
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Old 04-19-20, 12:44 AM
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Id patch it from the inside and glue the knob back on.
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Old 04-20-20, 09:08 AM
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If it’s a rear tire, boot, glue and ride it. If it’s a front tire, time for new tires. It’s going to fail catastrophically.
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Old 04-20-20, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by reconnaissance View Post
If itís a rear tire, boot, glue and ride it. If itís a front tire, time for new tires. Itís going to fail catastrophically.
A well reasoned answer. I have three, two brand new, and this one, a $5 pickup from the Co-op. It's off the bike, but I thought a boot and glue, and it might work fine on the rear until it doesn't. If I can snag some time, I might boot it and see.
When I had it mounted and was inflating it, I couldn't tell if it was the exposed cords I was hearing groan, or the bead on the rim, so I stopped.
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Old 04-20-20, 10:16 AM
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Your poll really needs another option. I'd say it'd only break your collarbone if you mount it on the front. I probably wouldn't, but you might be able to boot it, glue the knobbie, and use it on the back. Especially if it's just for low speed neighborhood cruises for someone who doesn't ride. But then you're at, how much does that boot cost, and how much time/effort will that take and how would that compare to just buying a cheap tire to replace it.
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Old 04-20-20, 01:27 PM
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while youíre pumping it up, if the sidewall starts to spread out in the bruised area only a boot can ďsaveĒ it, and thatís just temporary. The tread might glue back for awhile but most glues will fail. One glue option that will be more or less permanent is urethane windshield adhesive. Itís expensive, but you could social-engineer a glass shop to put a dab on the tire for you.

cheers!

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A well reasoned answer. I have three, two brand new, and this one, a $5 pickup from the Co-op. It's off the bike, but I thought a boot and glue, and it might work fine on the rear until it doesn't. If I can snag some time, I might boot it and see.
When I had it mounted and was inflating it, I couldn't tell if it was the exposed cords I was hearing groan, or the bead on the rim, so I stopped.
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Old 04-21-20, 06:43 PM
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Final judgment

I'm going to pat myself on the back for paying attention when trying to mount this tire.

I thought about some glue for use in the back this afternoon, but decided to check the inside to see...

Separation in the casing threads at the tear.
A tube patch might still work here, but this spot will always be weak.
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Old 04-21-20, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
I'd ride it. But I'd do the casing repair I've done many times with Dacron sailcloth and contact cement. Then I would ride that tire until it dies of natural causes. See my post on the thread

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting...be-repair.html

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Agree, I do the same and really like to use epoxy
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