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Hole in a Tyre

bikegangsterbikegangster Posts: 90
edited January 2018 in Workshop
Hi. I got a one millimetre hole in my 25c tyre, through the casing as well. I was unlucky to hit a piece of glass that made that hole several days ago. Its a stock tyre you'd get with most Giant Defy/Contend bikes. Could it be repaired and reused? The hole can be seen from the inside out. Cheers.

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    If it only a 1 mm hole, why don’t you glue a patch on the inside of the tyre.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,722
    As mentioned above, patch from inside and carry on.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Glue the patch on the inside and then a drop of superglue in the hole to stop anything else getting in.
  • Scoob84Scoob84 Posts: 76
    Similar happened to me the other day. There's a thread on it here. You can get dedicated tyre patches which as designed for fixing tubless tyres, although i haven't got round to trying this yet.

    viewtopic.php?f=40004&t=13088544
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,778
    1mm is nothing unless you are using latex tubes

    make sure the edge isn't rough (which over time can abrade the tube)

    as above, you can put an inner tube patch over it (a proper rema/similar one, not the self-adhesive rubbish)
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • milemuncher1milemuncher1 Posts: 1,472
    Put a tyre boot / five pound note inside the tyre, and glue the hole from the outside.
  • Cheers guys. I'll try those advices here. What about glue? Can I use any super glue or a specialist glue like E6000 or another rubber-specific glue?
  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    Cheers guys. I'll try those advices here. What about glue? Can I use any super glue or a specialist glue like E6000 or another rubber-specific glue?

    Not sure I'd bother gluing it. I used to superglue little holes, but then someone suggested that since superglue is hard, it's like putting a little sharp thing into your tyre. Also, it just won't last. Just do routine tyre checks for flints etc. Just put a proper patch on the inside.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Superglue used to work well on my Michelin Hi Lites- it's just to stop anything getting through the hole. There might be better glue out there but it's better than nothing...

    I've never had a puncture from glue.
  • milemuncher1milemuncher1 Posts: 1,472
    Alex99 wrote:
    Cheers guys. I'll try those advices here. What about glue? Can I use any super glue or a specialist glue like E6000 or another rubber-specific glue?

    Not sure I'd bother gluing it. I used to superglue little holes, but then someone suggested that since superglue is hard, it's like putting a little sharp thing into your tyre. Also, it just won't last. Just do routine tyre checks for flints etc. Just put a proper patch on the inside.

    That’s worth remembering, superglue ( cyanoacrylate) is brittle, it works, but forms puncture causing shards over time. If you use something like this

    https://www.priorityplumbing.co.uk/evo- ... gLUMfD_BwE
    It’s a better idea, but for a tiny hole, superglue won’t be a problem.
  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    cougie wrote:
    Superglue used to work well on my Michelin Hi Lites- it's just to stop anything getting through the hole. There might be better glue out there but it's better than nothing...

    I've never had a puncture from glue.

    Sure. I mean it's low risk, but just a thought.
  • milemuncher1milemuncher1 Posts: 1,472
    Alex99 wrote:
    cougie wrote:
    Superglue used to work well on my Michelin Hi Lites- it's just to stop anything getting through the hole. There might be better glue out there but it's better than nothing...

    I've never had a puncture from glue.

    Sure. I mean it's low risk, but just a thought.


    That’s about right.
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