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Side wall rub

rob39rob39 Posts: 479
edited July 2019 in Road general
Rear tyre was rubbing against the frame yesterday and noticed some of the rubber in the side wall had gone showing some of the tyre carcass. All seems solid but is it still safe to ride on

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  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,084
    rob39 wrote:
    Rear tyre was rubbing against the frame yesterday and noticed some of the rubber in the side wall had gone showing some of the tyre carcass. All seems solid but is it still safe to ride on

    It should be. If you want to patch it over for a bit of extra protection, cut a wee section from that strip of rubber you get in puncture repair kits (assuming you have one in the house) and glue it over the affected area. I've used this on clinchers and tubular tyres in the past and it's worked a treat - right up to the end of the tyre's life.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,662
    Aside from that, tighten your skewer.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Thinner tyre?
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