Rip in Sidewall, Repair options,
Carefully stitch together with dental floss – it works well as it’s very strong, multi-strand and normally a flat/ribbon shape so doesn’t cut through the rubber when pulled tight.Posted 4 years ago
When stitched fill the tear with vulcanising rubber glue (the stuff from a puncture repair kit)
Then patch on the inside with a thick rubber patch. You can buy sheets to cut to size.
Finally a layer of gaffer tape over the patch.jonbaMember
Stitch it back together with a synthetic thread. Something like fishing line, dental floss etc. This will probably be enough if you run tubes. Good needlecraft helps, mine went the first time but then the second time I was much more thorough and careful and it has held for 10 months since then.
If you are tubeless you’ll need a big patch to glue on the inside as well. Weldtite do A6 sheets of patch material. Or some repair kits contain big patches.Posted 4 years agoPJM1974Member
I had this recently with a Black Chilli RQ – most annoying. I patched it with a large tube patch, covered with a strip of stretchy latex that I’ve been using for exercising my new shoulder as part of my physio, glued on top with some vulcanising solution. On top of that I applied a strip of Gaffer Tape, so it’s a belt and braces fix.
I’m running it tubeless…gulp…
BTW – I have a friend who works in the -ahem- adult fashion industry and she’s given me a few tips on bonding latex. Remember to think of the direction of stretch, think of the forces being applied to the tyre as it stretches and flexes. Glued latex needs a lot of contact area to ensure the integrity of the join. Apparently Bostick do a specialist rubber cement that can be bought in industrial quantities that’s good for this, but otherwise ordinary vulcanising cement will do.Posted 4 years ago
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