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I have several UST tires that are in good condition, except that I've pinch-flatted them. Most have small holes on the sidewall, right where the bead locks on to the rim. These holes seem to be hard to find, and stan's doesn't seal them since they are on a part of the tire that is constantly getting bent over at a sharp angle. So I just replaced the tires, but now I need new tires again and I'm hoping IU can repair these....


Anybody have any tricks on repairing tires like this?
 

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If you can find the holes pinch the tire so that the hole opens up and squirt some crazy glue into the holes it will seal them up perfectly.
 

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JHB, thanks for the tip- does it work if there is stans and stuff inside the tire? Obviously the stans ain't sealing these holes....

Geo, I went all last summer running like 18psi and never got a flat, riding the shore lots, on michelin DH ust tires... I am pretty sold on UST. It's the lighter tires on my XC bike that I have pinch-flatted.

Has anybody tried the auto-style "fix-a-flat" in a can deals? pro's & cons?
 

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Use SuperGlue

Mavic suggests you use a Locktite version of SuperGlue..
Sealant is a mess

From Mavic:

REPAIRING UST TYRES
A. Repairing punctures (smaller than 4mm cuts)
1. Don t remove the tyre.
2. Dry the damaged area.
3. Clean it with acetone.
4. Pinch the tyre, so that the hole will open.
5. Glue the hole with cyanoacrylate glue (Loctite 4850).
6. Let it dry for approx. 3 minutes (keep the hole closed).
7. Inflate the tyre to the recommended pressure.

B. Repairing punctures (larger than 4mm cuts)
1. Remove the tyre.
2. Dry the damaged area.
3. Clean it with acetone.
4. Pinch the tyre so that the hole will open.
5. Glue the hole with cyanoacrylate glue (Loctite 4850).
6. Let it dry for approx. 3 minutes (keep the hole closed).
7. Remove the tyre from the rim.
8. Turn the tyre inside out.
9. Find the hole and spread a thin layer of glue on it (Loctite 4850).
10. Let the glue dry for 15 seconds.
11. Put the rubber patch to the glued area and press it for 1 minute.
12. Reinstall the tyre.
13. Inflate the tyre to the recommended pressure.
 
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