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Tyre repairs

Postby flat tyre » 17 Jan 2019, 10:22pm

I fitted a new set of Schwalbe Durano Pluses three months ago. They've now done about 1500 miles and only one puncture so far which is pretty good going around the mud, flints and thorns of Hampshire in the winter. The tyres do however have several cuts 1-2 mm long and in one case the blue protective layer in the tyre is showing. I'm wondering if it's worth doing anything about this e.g. filling the holes with superglue or rubber cement?

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Re: Tyre repairs

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 17 Jan 2019, 11:29pm

flat tyre wrote:I fitted a new set of Schwalbe Durano Pluses three months ago. They've now done about 1500 miles and only one puncture so far which is pretty good going around the mud, flints and thorns of Hampshire in the winter. The tyres do however have several cuts 1-2 mm long and in one case the blue protective layer in the tyre is showing. I'm wondering if it's worth doing anything about this e.g. filling the holes with superglue or rubber cement?


You’re in my kneck of the woods, and you’re having similar issues as I’ve had, with those tyres. I’ve found that the cuts that are down to the blue strip tend to lead to intrusion punctures. I’ve bought some tyre boots

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and so far I’ve had to use one of them under one of the deeper tyre cuts. I’ve used superglue in the other deep cuts, and it’s worked well. I’ve also got slime filled tubes, which have got me home a couple of times, after a ‘through the cut gusher’.

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Re: Tyre repairs

Postby MarcusT » 18 Jan 2019, 5:22am

That seems like a good idea. I would use a rubber cement as it remains flexible. I would also add some shredded tire rubber to the glue to give some extra puncture resistance.
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Re: Tyre repairs

Postby mjr » 18 Jan 2019, 11:10am

Storm Sure is popular around here, but plan to give it two days in the dry to cure at this cold time of year.
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Re: Tyre repairs

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 18 Jan 2019, 1:17pm

MarcusT wrote:That seems like a good idea. I would use a rubber cement as it remains flexible. I would also add some shredded tire rubber to the glue to give some extra puncture resistance.


Rubber cement works, but as you say, it’s best to add a bit of rubber to give it more resilience. Thixotropuc engineering adhesives work as well.

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Re: Tyre repairs

Postby flat tyre » 19 Jan 2019, 8:07am

Thanks for comments. I did try using superglue but it seems have fallen out after a short while.

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Re: Tyre repairs

Postby Brucey » 19 Jan 2019, 9:04am

most things either don't work at all or fall out/come unstuck after a short while; a palliative for the mind rather than the tyre itself.

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Re: Tyre repairs

Postby squeaker » 19 Jan 2019, 11:40am

Shoe Goo - works well on shoe soles too :roll: ;)
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