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    New question here. Is this dangerous?

    This is from a set of NOS Pana Trailblazers I just took off a wheelset. Not sure how I did this, but I need to know if this now makes the ire structurally unsound before I sell it. I don't want to sell someone a potential catastrophic failure.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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    If it is just the rubber lip and does not expose the bead cords/wires it is fine.
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    If it is just the rubber lip and does not expose the bead cords/wires it is fine.

    I'm pretty sure it's OK. I'll double check.

    Bob
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    I did the same thing on some Kenda Kinetics a couple of years ago and those tires are still being ridden by a buddy of mine with no ill effects

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    Its below the bead...should be fine

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well Bead is exposed

    As I run my finger along the area in question I can definitely feel a spot about 2cm long were I feel the distinct feel of a wire bead, much like a brake or shifter cable. Is there anything I can use to seal up this exposed are, or should I just write off the tire?

    Thanks again.

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    Most of my tires have their beads like that and I've never had a proble; the missing "rubber" is just a "burr", which is usually torn by the tire levers when you remove the tire
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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Clyde
    As I run my finger along the area in question I can definitely feel a spot about 2cm long were I feel the distinct feel of a wire bead, much like a brake or shifter cable. Is there anything I can use to seal up this exposed are, or should I just write off the tire?

    Thanks again.

    Bob
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    It looks OK. I know my tire levers have chewed on their fair share of tires. With that said, it if is bothering you- TRASH IT! New tire= piece of mind!!!

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