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Old 06-28-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Nail in tire

Got a nail in the rear tire sunday, the bikes in the garage but i dont have a way to get it to a shop.

Is is ok to plug until i can run it down to a nearby shop and get a new tire? havent run into this with the bike yet so im not sure how to treat nails.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
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Yeah plugs are cool, just change the tire asap
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:29 AM   #3
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Plug it no need for new tire if yours gots plenty on meat on it. Got a plug on mine 1,800 and plug still holding.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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According to Bridgestone:
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Never repair a tire with less than 1/32nd inch (0.8 millimeters) tread remaining. At this tread depth, the tire is worn out and must be replaced.

Never repair a tire with a puncture larger than 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeters) in diameter. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.

Repairs of all tires (radial and non-radial) must be of the plug and inside patch type. Using plugs alone on any type of tire is not a safe repair.

Never repair a tire with a puncture or other damage outside the tread area. Such tires cannot be properly repaired and must be replaced.

Any tire repair done without removing the tire from the rim is improper.

Tubes, like tires, should be repaired only by a qualified tire service person.

Never use a tube as a substitute for a proper repair.

A tire's speed rating is void if the tire is repaired, retreaded, damaged or abused, or otherwise altered from its original condition. Thereafter, it should be treated as a non-speed-rated tire.

Speed should not exceed 50 mph (80kph) in the first 24 hours after a repair is made and the repaired tire should never be used at speeds above 80 mph (128 kph).
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as long as it is a good patch/plug (mushroom looking one) that is installed properly, its good to go. i have run them before with no problems
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as long as it is a good patch/plug (mushroom looking one) that is installed properly, its good to go. i have run them before with no problems

this applies if the puncture is around the centre of the tire,
if it's close to the side then replace tire.
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I work for disount tire Ive had plugs in my tires ...the way I do it is a regular plug I grab a lighter and heat up the plug after it's in the tire ..put air and spray with water/soap..if no leak your golden ..
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Meaning the rear tire on my bike..
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I work for disount tire Ive had plugs in my tires ...the way I do it is a regular plug I grab a lighter and heat up the plug after it's in the tire ..put air and spray with water/soap..if no leak your golden ..
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