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I've used this Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tire for two rides.
Today, while looking at my bike, I noticed this hole, and sealant on my frame.
So the hole sealed while I was riding (I remember running over something).



Is this still safe to ride on?

I'd like feedback from anyone who has had a similar experience.

Thanks,

Peter
 

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I'll be darned. I didn't realize they made tubeless tires for road bikes.

What you experienced is exactly what tubeless tires are supposed to do on mountain bikes though. I would say if that if the tire doesn't lose more air than normal over the next day or two, that the sealant did it's job and you're good to go.

I'd be interested to hear what others have to say though (other than the typical "wrong forum" response).
 

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My vote: trash it. I know that's not what ya want to hear about a two-ride tire. But, that's a sizable hole - I mean... you can see the sealant through the hole.
 

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Really? I thought you hung out around here more than that. They've been discussed a lot (usually in the "right" forum)
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I only come here for the Lounge with the occasional foray into PO and General.

My Specialized Allez/Ultegra is at least 12 years old and I have no plans to upgrade. Thus no need to follow any of the technical forums. I get all my MTB technology advice from the LBS.
 

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You could likely just keep riding it. But as others have already mentioned, they make bike specific plugs for tubeless tires.

Another option: take the tire off, clean the area on the inside with some rubbing alcohol and apply a tube patch to the tire. A a drop of super glue in the hole itself from the outside. Ride the tire for the rest of its normal useful life.
 

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remove the tire and use for indoor winter trainer riding... the exposed hole makes it easier for small foreign object to penetrate....
 

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I've used tires until they wore out after getting that kind of puncture. Just make sure your stans is kept up to date.

My experience with Schwalbe One's is that you should expect that tire to be worn out in less than half the time on any other reputable tire. Apparently Schwalbe makes some good tires. That isn't one of them. They gave away any notion of durability for insignificant gains in grip.
I've used this Schwalbe Pro One tubeless tire for two rides.
Today, while looking at my bike, I noticed this hole, and sealant on my frame.
So the hole sealed while I was riding (I remember running over something).



Is this still safe to ride on?

I'd like feedback from anyone who has had a similar experience.

Thanks,

Peter
 

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My thought is that it depends on how you ride your bike. Are you riding at really high speeds or cornering at considerable speeds (think living in the mountains or racing crits)? If not, that plug should hold. What if it doesn't? Your remaining Stan's should seal it, just like before. If you do a considerable amount of descending or racing, I would do the following:

Remove tire, patch the inside, let dry, put Stan's in tire, reinstall the tire, use it without worry.
 

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Totally fine to use, depending on the sealant. If you're using Stan's (white sealant), it might not hold. If you're using OrangeSeal (orange sealant), then you're good to go.

If you want to be totally safe or you're using Stan's, unmount the tire, pick out the boogers around the hole (avoid the hole itself), clean the area with rubbing alcohol, then use a vulcanizing patch, like those for motorcycle tires. They're really cheap at any automotive store. As soon as the patch is on and somewhat set (a few minutes), reinflate the tire, so it conforms the the shape properly. The result will be stronger than the rest of the tire.
 
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