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Friend got a nail in his tire - July 6, 2008, 02:07 AM

So my buddy got a nail in his tire while he was riding and noticed it the next day so thankfully he got home. Now I assume he has to find a way to tow it to a place that can change his tire. Is there an easier way to do this?


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July 6, 2008, 02:43 AM

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July 6, 2008, 05:51 AM

Sad to hear when a perfectly good tire takes a nail. If he got home ok, there is a chance he could just air it up with a bicycle tire pump and ride somewhere fairly close for the change, keeping in mind that there is a nail in the tire that could come loose (i.e. taking it easy). Or there are repair kits with plugs commercially available.


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July 6, 2008, 06:57 AM

Plug it and ride it to a shop.


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July 6, 2008, 12:21 PM

So plugging it is just a temporary solution?


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July 6, 2008, 12:49 PM

I leave the nail in, until it flies out at speeds over 130mph then go get some take offs.
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July 7, 2008, 05:29 PM

I got a nail in my tire like a month after I got the bike. It didn't loose pressure so I was able to ride it home and to the dealer once i got a new tire. None of the dealers I called would patch or plug it. They said it was too big of a liability.
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July 7, 2008, 05:38 PM

I would NEVER plug a bike tire but that's just me. Put it on a stand, remove the tire, take it to a shop and have it replaced.


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July 7, 2008, 06:03 PM

I'd never run on a plugged tire for say... 4395 miles.

Here's the deal. running on a plugged tire is a bit like not wearing full gear. IF something goes wrong you're gonna be kicking yourself in the A$$ for doing it. A lot depends on the puncture, where it is, and who is doing the plugging.

I've run on plugged rear tires, and then other times I've opted to replace the tire immediately. Replacing is always the safer thing to do. I keep a plug kit and mini-compressor with me on the bike. (it's one of the advantages of having Samsonite luggage strapped to both sides of the bike, LOL)

I never completley trust a plugged tire though. I check tire pressure religously when I know it's got a plug in it.
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July 7, 2008, 08:15 PM

I have a plug in my tire right now. it's in a decent spot and i put it in so i am confident with it. I'll replace the tire soon but i do monitor the pressure often.
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July 7, 2008, 08:40 PM

Also depends on the plug. I have a special plug just for bikes and I would run it till the tire was done. Also the plug they use on cars would work to.


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July 7, 2008, 08:46 PM

Plugged from the inside with a plug-patch, ride it til it's done.
Cheap plug from the outside, ride it to get it patched from the inside or replaced.


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July 7, 2008, 10:10 PM

I had the same thing happen the night I bought my new bike. I was a victim of a roofing nail. I plugged it, rode light for a few days and then replaced the tire Sucks, but when you're riding pretty hard, you want solid tires. A plug is only a temporary fix.


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July 8, 2008, 10:19 PM

Thanks for the advice. We'll probably plug it so we can get it to a dealership to change out the tire, unless of course he did that already as I haven't spoken to him in a day.


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