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Old 17-Jan-2005, 12:07 AM
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went out this weekend for a blast round, only to ride past a bad accident. There was quite a bit of glass around so took it steady and rode past (the police were already there) I then felt the bike start to weave. Yes, I had a lump of glass in my back tyre.

The tyre was a Brand new (20 miles) Diablo corsa, the glass was right in the centre of the tyre, can I get it repaired? or do I need to buy another new tyre? If it can be repaired how safe would it be?


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Old 31-Jan-2005, 10:24 PM
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Back when I had an SS I punctured the rear after only 70 miles of owning the bike. I decided that a new tyre was in order. The rubber is the only thing connecting you and the road and you don't want to be worrying about a plug when you're at speed.
Others may disagree but I'd go for fresh rubber.
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Old 03-Feb-2005, 08:10 PM
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my point of veiw is that if done properly it is less likely to fail than the chance of getting a punture in the first place
if you do go for the new option i'll give you a few squid for the puntured one(170 or 180)
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Old 03-Feb-2005, 08:29 PM
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Plugging works for me - every single rear tyre I have owned in the last three years, on both bikes, has been plugged, cos down here in West Sussex, it doesn't rain raindrops, it rains screws and nails
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Old 04-Feb-2005, 12:26 AM
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A puncture caused by a screw or nail can be pluged as long as the hole is under a certain size and can only be repaired in certain areas.

Glass cut ! forget it, some one might repair it but not sure i would have it repaired.

So get your money out and buy a new one
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Old 04-Feb-2005, 02:59 AM
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