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Is this tire cooked?

Old 07-25-21, 12:32 AM
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Is this tire cooked?

Or is it fairly savable. The tread of this Turbo Cotton

is still great, but the rubber part has parted in a few places. I've used some superglue here and there, but curious how much of this gluing would undermine the structural integrity of the tire?
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Most of the structural integrity is in the casing. You also want the tread to be pretty much adhered to it...
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You surely don't want it separating mid corner.... A friend had a pair of those that came on a new bike. I fixed a flat/ swapped a tube for her and those are some impressively supple tires. I hadn't seen anything like them since the days of tubulars. Or maybe I should say flimsy instead of supple because they were definitely flat magnets. She moved on from them quickly but I figure they rode nicely when they were holding air.
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I would ride it home and then throw it in the trash.
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You can glue those down with contact cement, but it may be a losing battle if more edges come loose. The tread was glued on to start with so there's no structural issue.

Clean with small wire brush & rubbing alcohol; when dry coat both surfaces with moderate coat of glue, let dry with the parts separated with toothpick; press down and hit glued area with hammer against smooth flat surface.
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No way I would ride that tire again.
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Thanks for all the input. I decided to toss this one...why play around with safety.
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