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02/11/2014

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sebastien

This is the kind of hack bike travelers will use when there too far out of any town or bike shop. It's always better than pushing the bike for tens of kilometers !

Nick Bicyclosis

I think it's in the nature of the damage. If the tire has a hole (like the one the picture) you can patch it for good with some stitches. At least this is what I claim to be the case.I've done some hundred km with mine and so far so good. In a tear situation like yours the problem is more complex because the tear will probably continue to destroy the tire even after the patch. I haven't try to patch a big tear like this, but I would try this hack on it just in case! :D

Alex S

Depending on the tire being patched, multiple problems can be hacked for tires. I've used old patches on the inside to cover up any tear-throughs. I also fix a lot of old beach cruiser tires with cut-to-fit plastic soda bottles glued on the inside of wear spots. Just gotta be creative if you don't have a lot of money or are on the fly.

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