Side wall rub

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rob39
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Side wall rub

Postby rob39 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 08:10 am

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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thegreatdivide
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Re: Side wall rub

Postby thegreatdivide » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:05 am

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.
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Re: Side wall rub

Postby PBlakeney » Mon Jul 15, 2019 04:15 am

Aside from that, tighten your skewer.
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Wayne Plunger
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Re: Side wall rub

Postby Wayne Plunger » Mon Jul 15, 2019 09:27 am

Thinner tyre?


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