> > >"John Crankshaw" <[email protected]
> wrote in
> > >[email protected]
> > >> Got a new front tire with a small cut, maybe from glass or a stone.
> > >> bulge, so it's not into the cord. My ride-buddies say fill the cut
> > >> silicone cement or Shoe-Goo.
> @newsmaster.cc.columbia.edu>, . . .
> > In article <[email protected]
>, [email protected]
> > >If the cut is small and doesn't cut the cord, I usually seal it with superglue. I suppose the
> > >glues you mention will work just as well. If the inner cord is damaged, however, I toss the
> > >tire.
said in article <b20i97$d1t$1
> > I read that A while back some company was advertising glue to fix cuts
in tires. It was
> > basically superglue.
"Mike Elliott" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> How well could that work? I mean, I've used superglue -- cyanoacrylate -- for various purposes for
> years, and in many applications it's hardly what I'd call "super." In a flexy situation, like a
> cut in a bicycle tire, I can see it holding things together for, oh, 30 seconds?
I'm with Mike on that. In the only case where I tried it (pulled out shard of glass, shot super
glue into cut) the entire glue blob just fell out a few days later due to the normal flexing of
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