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    Tyre cut

    All right gang, wot we think of this? Just found on front tyre on Canyon, tyres just over a year old, Continental Grand Prix 4000s. The cut is small, tyres are 25mm but there seems to be perishing around the cut(?). So, attempt repair, ignore or bin tyre and buy new?

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    Can't see it very clearly so need to know if its a cut from a stone/glass whatever or a weakness if is perished. If the former - if I chucked every tyre after the first cut I'd be buying new ones all the time, so maybe put a tyre boot under it if you're worried but if you thinks its perished ditch it.
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    The tightwad in me says repair with some superglue, provided there is no intrusion into the inside of the tyre.

    Mr Sensible Trousers says a new Conti is 30. It is all sole contact point between you and the ground. Replace it, or it will niggle at you every time you are scooting down a hill.
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    Thanks both, I only discovered it just before leaving for work this evening so haven't had a chance to remove tyre for full inspection. I reduced size of photo to post here so when home I'll try reposting with bigger view. As it's on front and if damage not too bad I may swap front and rears around. I'd rather rear go than front but when all said and done if in doubt I'll buy a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffin View Post
    All right gang, wot we think of this?

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    Yep, its a hole quite defiantly. I'd ask people to see what they think about getting it repaired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VLAD (the Friendly Vamp) View Post
    Yep, its a hole quite defiantly. I'd ask people to see what they think about getting it repaired.
    Right. Well, thanks for the input. Most helpful.
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    Personally I would bin it and use it as a spare. The area around the cut looks to be a bit worn, so..... yep - new tyre.
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    Yeah new tyre almost certainly route I'll go down. Evans Cycles got them for 30 and I get 8% off through work so....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffin View Post
    All right gang, wot we think of this? Just found on front tyre on Canyon, tyres just over a year old, Continental Grand Prix 4000s. The cut is small, tyres are 25mm but there seems to be perishing around the cut(?). So, attempt repair, ignore or bin tyre and buy new?

    Cheers.
    tyre.jpg
    Same tyres and very similar cut in the rear. GP,s 4000 they always cut up on me. More so if I run on pathways small sharp flint like aggregate.
    I keep looking at mine but I haven’t changed the tyre yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VLAD (the Friendly Vamp) View Post
    Yep, its a hole quite defiantly. I'd ask people to see what they think about getting it repaired.
    Yep, it's certainly proud to be a hole. Which it definitely is

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