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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
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I had hit a piece of steel at 65 mph. Not quite sure why the front didn't tear but the back did. The tire did not blow out but it did loose preasure fast. Just my opinion and experience.

I have experienced this as well and all I can come up with is that the front end is lighter
 
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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
GO TO THE DARKSIDE......
 
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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
There was still air in it when I stopped at a coffee shop. From the time I felt something just wasn't right I probably went a couple of miles. The air came out completely in about 3/4 hr. rode it 25 yds to the trailer and thats where it still is, no seervice till Monday.
Thanks for all your input. I'm going for a new tire and tube and keeping the old tire and have it patched from the inside (naturally).I know all the flack that I'll run into trying to have a bike shop fix it, all the liability senario. I too am getting old and thoe sunny days are important now or else I just got smarter as I aged.
 
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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
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GO TO THE DARKSIDE......
I want to but I have not found a retailer that can get the right size. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
BSwift wrote:
oldbritgit wrote:
GO TO THE DARKSIDE......
I want to but I have not found a retailer that can get the right size. Any help would be appreciated.


What size are ya looking for?
 
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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
BSwift wrote:
Jona wrote:
Plug the tire and be on your way...., if the tire is still good, why would you not ride on it?
I've done this many times. Tire wear or major damage is why I change tires. If you patch or plug the tire and it leaks, you have a flat NOT a blow out! If a tire is going to blow out it makes no difference if it is patched or plugged. You stated this was a nail and not a cut tire. A cut tire should be replaced, period.
They being said, once you fix a tire you should keep a close eye on the preasure for the first few rides. If you feel better with a tube, okay. I really don't like running tubes in tubeless tires unless it is the only option at the time. If you feel better replacing the tire do so and be done with it.
Anyone riding has a chance of a blowout on brand new tires. While rare it can happen and is usually attributed to over/under inflation and a square edged bump like a pot hole or curb. I've experienced a rapid deflation from a torn rear tire. It was no fun but still controllable. I had hit a piece of steel at 65 mph. Not quite sure why the front didn't tear but the back did. The tire did not blow out but it did loose preasure fast. Just my opinion and experience.


Do you just use one of those standard tire plug kits you can pick up at O'Reilly's? I've got this one laying around, never opened. Would that work to plug w/out patching?



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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Bswift..
If you can`t find a Comtrac tire dealer...175x75x16...
Try Coker Tire company...with coker you will need innertube
 
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Re:Tires 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
dthorny wrote:
You can have my tire. I got 18 thousand miles on this Metzler ME880. We were stranded in Oklahoma City, OK for two days until a tire shop was open on Tuesday. made the most of it though: Nic's burgers and Mama E's for waffles and wings.




What price are you willing to place on your patch versus a new tire? Is your safety worth spending 200 bucks?
 
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