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NEED A TUBULAR TIRE REPAIR FOR YOUR BIKE?
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We offer tire repair & patching for bikes, cars, motorbikes, RVs & heavy duty vehicles
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T here are many reasons why you may use tubular tires on your bicycle. You may enjoy racing, which means you need a light tire that improves your speed. Or, you might prefer them because of their strong construction.
But tubular tires have one major disadvantage when compared to tubeless tires – they’re much more difficult to repair. The presence of stitching around the inner tube means you can’t just patch the tire up and head on your way.
Instead, you need a professional tubular tire repair service. That’s exactly what the team at United Tires can offer you.
Cyclists have a few options when it comes to their tires. Those who enjoy racing tend to lean towards tubular tires because of their light weight. Generally speaking, the combined weight of tubular tires and their rims is less than the combined weight of other types of bike tire and rim.
They also contain an inner tube. However, the protective casing surrounding the inner tube makes punctures less likely. Still, they’re not an impossibility. A puncture to a tubular tire may not lead to fast deflation. However, it will affect your handling and speed. When you’re racing, those are the two most important factors for your success.
Unfortunately, it’s difficult to repair a tubular tire yourself. But our professionals can help you get your bike back into racing shape in no time.
The biggest difficulty with tubular tire repair is the presence of the stitching that connects the inner tube to the tire itself. One false snip of a stitch can compromise the integrity of the entire tire, which forces a replacement.
We take several steps to prevent this issue from occurring. They include the following:
A thorough inspection of the tire itself. This is to ensure that any holes in the tire are small enough for us to patch with a repair kit.
Careful removal of the tape that covers the tire’s stitching.
Location of the puncture in the inner tube. This tells us where we need to unthread or remove the stitching.
With the stitching issue dealt with, we can repair the puncture itself. This is usually done with a small patch, which we apply directly to the tube. We’ll also apply a patch to the hole in the tire when needed.
Then comes the most delicate part of the job – putting it all back together again. Your tubular tire repair means little if the tire gets damaged again immediately afterwards.
We re-stitch the tire, taking care to ensure that the stitching pattern that we use matches the one that the rest of the tire uses. After that, we use a special adhesive to reconnect the protective tape to the stitching.
Voila! Your tubular tire is as good as new and ready to mount back onto your bike’s wheel.
Our technicians take the greatest of care to ensure our tubular tire repair work covers every last detail. Contact the United Tires team today to find out more about how we can deal with any punctures you experience.
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