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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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How much do bike shops normally charge to fix a leaking rear tire?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 06:54 AM
 
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Go with a new tire. If a tire blows on a car you pull over and change it, if it blows on a bike you could be in for a world of hurt.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 07:04 AM
 
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Hi Winfield-

They'll charge about eight to ten dollars to remove the nail, ream the hole, and fill it with a plug soaked in rubber cement. I've run tires repaired in this timeproven manner for thousands of miles without problem by keeping the speed below 65-70 m.p.h. or so.

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I've run mine to almost 100mph. No dramas.




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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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How much do they charge if they have to take the rear wheel off and remount it after they fix the slow leak?
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 02:58 PM
 
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Hi Winfield-

Can you identify the source of the leak? If it's a nail or screw that is still embedded in the tire, just repair it with the plug method described above. If you can't find the cause, it can be repaired with a patch affixed to the inside of the tire. That method will cost a few more dollars since additional work is involved.

Describe the leak and the cause of the leak and we should be able to point you in the correct direction quickly.

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Mine was fixed from the inside. It cost more, but I believe it's a better fix.




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my method is tubeless tire sealant, works great. I recommend the green ones at Discount Auto and such. I've had the rear blow out at 70 mph, not fun. luckily it wasn't in a turn.
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