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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nail in tire, Suggestions?

Well I got a nail in the tire. It still holds air, I just check the pressure and its still at 36psi. I filled it up about a week ago so I know it has not leaked. I am being told to just leave it, I don't know how good an idea that is. I figured to either get it patched or pluged, but was not sure, please advised. I rather not replace this tire right now as it still has good tread on it.
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Change the tire! That is all that needs to be said. Sure it has good tread on it, but, who knows how safe and smart that is. I have heard strories all the time of people riding on their tires with nails in them. But since you asked spend the $150 or whatever to assure and gaurantee your safety. That is my dos centavos.


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Lovely looking 180. I really do not know what to say other then on one bike I had it patched from the inside & it is till holding, but it is NOT a good move.
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i would find a nice clear paved place and power brake that rear tire untill it was bald then i would get a new one...my 2 cents...also if you do that get it on video
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i would find a nice clear paved place and power brake that rear tire untill it was bald then i would get a new one...my 2 cents...also if you do that get it on video
Ditto. Thats all its good for. Would you be willing to screw a chick with herpies after sticking a thumbtack through your condom????
Not worth the risk of a blow-out.
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Ditto. Thats all its good for. Would you be willing to screw a chick with herpies after sticking a thumbtack through your condom????
Not worth the risk of a blow-out.
good analogy vigis
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Change the tire! That is all that needs to be said. --snip--
Yes, change it, and when you do don't put those shitty dunlop 208's back on it, they suck.

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Think of it this way. You only have 2 tires, when one goes, you're fu#ked. If it goes when you are riding fast, or around a turn, you're really f#cked.

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Pony up the $150 and get a new tire, it's not worth the risk.


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I did. Thanks guys.
I got the same one as before D208,s . Also have a screw on order for my front fender it is missing I noticed that one day. that was expensive little screw 93 cents. Hopefully no more nails.

I also did about 100 mile or more ride today, on the new tire alone. After leaving Sunrisecycle I took 60 down to VA beach and road the beach road for a bit at the end I came aorund and saw a biker just sitting there. So I came back around again. He was waiting for a freind and then off the ride. I tag along. We went down to NC and then came back up on I think goose neck road or something like that not a bad road but had grave on some of the truns and thats the only dam place it had gravel. And with a brand new tire I didn't want to push what little tallent I have. Is there anything I can clean this new tire with to make sure what ever that stuff on there all off so I can at least not be scared to go around any trun?
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