Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    236

    Tubeless tire leak - 1/8'' clean cut on non tread portion of tire

    I hit a flat this weekend and saw a small 1/8'' cut on the non tread portion of the tire, not being able to pump it to hold air, I popped it open to stick a tube. I noticed that it was completely dry of stans, my question is to keep running this tire do I leave a tube in there now, or should I try to put more Stan's to let it seal?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    dwt
    dwt is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dwt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,549

    Tubeless tire leak - 1/8'' clean cut on non tread portion of tire

    Quote Originally Posted by darnelli View Post
    I hit a flat this weekend and saw a small 1/8'' cut on the non tread portion of the tire, not being able to pump it to hold air, I popped it open to stick a tube. I noticed that it was completely dry of stans, my question is to keep running this tire do I leave a tube in there now, or should I try to put more Stan's to let it seal?

    Thanks!
    With a small cut, superglue applied to the outside (squeeze tire so it can spread to the sides of the cut and seal it) combined with latex sealant inside does the trick for me. Bigger cuts and tears might require a plug patch on the inside

    This is a road tubeless sealed with superglue on the road after puncture, which is still in use.

    . Tubeless tire leak - 1/8'' clean cut on non tread portion of tire-imageuploadedbytapatalk1373985108.365186.jpg
    Last edited by dwt; 07-17-2013 at 07:53 AM.
    Old enough to know better. And old enough not to care. Best age to be.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    224
    I've patched a few tires using a piece of old tube and vulcanizing glue. You basically cut a square or rectangle out of an old tube to form the patch. Clean, scuff, and again clean one side of the patch. Clean, scuff, and again clean the inside of the tire where the patch will be going. Follow the directions for the glue and place the patch on the tire and let cure. It's a pretty simple procedure and has worked on small punctures, I haven't tried this repair on a cut though. In the case of a cut I would probably stitch the tire back together with some fishing line and then patch it in the same manner.

  4. #4
    dwt
    dwt is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dwt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,549

    Tubeless tire leak - 1/8'' clean cut on non tread portion of tire

    When the cuts get long or holes large, patch plugs installed from the inside are the ticket

    Tubeless tire leak - 1/8'' clean cut on non tread portion of tire-imageuploadedbytapatalk1373994806.720811.jpg

    http://r.ebay.com/zP0DUp
    Old enough to know better. And old enough not to care. Best age to be.

Similar Threads

  1. Racing in the leaves -- what tire tread?
    By amd in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-05-2012, 01:20 PM
  2. Tire weight vs tread pattern. Tire selection help
    By Bones2 in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-18-2012, 09:35 PM
  3. Direction of Tire Tread Pattern for New Tire
    By rider49152 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-06-2011, 08:16 PM
  4. Tire Tread not Straight? What's acceptable?
    By wamcneil in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-02-2011, 11:07 AM
  5. Tire size/ tread, front v back.
    By OJack in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-16-2011, 08:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •