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Nick in tyre - what to do?

macondo01macondo01 Posts: 706
edited October 2009 in Road beginners
Noticed this morning that my front tyre has a nick (probably from glass) in it. Its a Vittorio zapphiro tyre. The nick is 4mm long and about 2mm wide right in the middle of the tyre. Its done about 400miles.

Is it repairable? Or should I just buy a new tyre and play safe?

Thanks
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  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    As long as it hasn't cut through the casing (the material type bit) you should be okay. Try deflating the tyre & sealing the cut with superglue. :D
    Cycling weakly
  • macondo01macondo01 Posts: 706
    Thanks skydog that will save me a few quid - its not gone through :D
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    "Let not the sands of time get in your lunch"

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  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    the zaffiro aren't the best tyre in the world though - this might well be the start of things to come i;m afraid.

    but yes - the superglue thing does work.
  • skyd0gskyd0g Posts: 2,540
    gkerr4 wrote:
    the zaffiro aren't the best tyre in the world though - this might well be the start of things to come i;m afraid.

    but yes - the superglue thing does work.

    True, but so long as the P&£^$%^ fairy doesn't start to make regular visits, you may as well use these over the winter months & replace them when they are worn & the weather is drier.
    Cycling weakly
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