Would anyone recommend Cult x Van's tires for street riding?

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1/23/2020 12:48 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

A lot of people dont do this but take the tire off the wheel completely and squeeze it anywhere that looks like a hole. Sometimes it wont be visible from the outside and it doesnt poke through on the inside until the tire is pumped up and you compress the tire on a hop or landing.

I find small chunks of glass or sharp rocks all the time like that. I dig out the debris with a sharp knife or a steel pick while squeezing the tire.

p1p1092 wrote:

I do that from time to time. Once I'm sure I have everything out of the holes, I'll put rubber glue down into each hole and leave it to set. Afterwards, I sand off any excess glue and rub a little chalk dust around the whole tyre, just in case some of the glue is still sticky. Just means there's no easy way for gravel/glass to get in and poke a hole in the tube.

I never considered trying to seal the holes. They stay shut pretty good?

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1/23/2020 1:06 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

I never considered trying to seal the holes. They stay shut pretty good?

Yeah. I've had the same tyres since November 2017 and if you look close, you can see hundreds of places where I've done it that are still sealed.

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1/23/2020 2:42 PM

p1p1092 wrote:

I do that from time to time. Once I'm sure I have everything out of the holes, I'll put rubber glue down into each hole and leave it to set. Afterwards, I sand off any excess glue and rub a little chalk dust around the whole tyre, just in case some of the glue is still sticky. Just means there's no easy way for gravel/glass to get in and poke a hole in the tube.

Bulletpup wrote:

I never considered trying to seal the holes. They stay shut pretty good?

p1p1092 wrote:

Yeah. I've had the same tyres since November 2017 and if you look close, you can see hundreds of places where I've done it that are still sealed.

Nice, Ill give that a try next time I do some maintenance.

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