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.. But you have a tire repair kit. You take care of the problem with a plug and are merrily on your way. Do you:

A. Ride directly home, get a new tire put on the next day, or ASAP.

B.Finish your planned ride or whatever, takin it easy, keep in mind that you have a plug in there and get to it sometime in the next few weeks or so, whenever you get time.

C.Man, screw that, I just slapped this tire on, the plug will be fine, im ridin this beotch til its time to get a new one!
 

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This is an endless debate.
It depend on which tire gets the plug.
If its the front, A or B for me.
If its the rear, It would depend on the tire and where the puncture is.
Usually if it is a good tire before, I will get home and patch it.
 

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GET IT HOME!!! Period.

Your tire is so thin and tread depth dont yeild a lot of the plug in the hole to ensure it cant be pushed into the tire by a stone or some other foreign object..And if you dont cut if off clean at the top of the tread it can be rolled out in a turn. Either of these conditions have no warning. And Anyone knows it takes a bigger hole then the original hole to plug one. I would limp it home and live to ride another day on new rubber.
 

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Pickle, I can't even begin to contemplate that fact that you even asked about options B or C. There is absolutely no way I would voluntarily extend my ride on a plugged tire any more than I needed to get it home to get a brand new tire fitted.

Also I agree with what MP said with the car and stuff. There's too much to risk on a bike. For $150 or less, I am not going to gamble with my life, or even just my bike. If the plug gave way, the bike could do down without warning and then there's no way you could fix the bike for the cost of a new tire!!

Cheers.
 

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Pickle, I can't even begin to contemplate that fact that you even asked about options B or C. There is absolutely no way I would voluntarily extend my ride on a plugged tire any more than I needed to get it home to get a brand new tire fitted.

Also I agree with what MP said with the car and stuff. There's too much to risk on a bike. For $150 or less, I am not going to gamble with my life, or even just my bike. If the plug gave way, the bike could do down without warning and then there's no way you could fix the bike for the cost of a new tire!!

Cheers.
I wish I had the $ to say I could replace it. I make the decision based on where the plug has to go in the tire. If its centered on the rear I'll plug it, if its too close to the sidewall no doubt I'm replaceing the tire. A front tire plug I don't think I'm going to risk it. Luckly I've never experienced a front flat.
 

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jeeps84 said:
This is an endless debate.
It depend on which tire gets the plug.
If its the front, A or B for me.
If its the rear, It would depend on the tire and where the puncture is.
Usually if it is a good tire before, I will get home and patch it.
:withstupi God knows I will ride on worse problems if push comes to shove!
 
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