Since ancient times it was believed that one who follows the advice of an old Russian proverb: prepare sleighs in summer, and in winter the cart” without any doubt, can be considered a good, zealous master. Carried away almost ten years Cycling, I have always been fixing his “iron horse” and a complete set his spare parts in the winter. However, the last couple of years to do it neither winter nor summer has become almost impossible, because to buy in stores details possible only through happy accident.
Particularly acute for cyclists the problem is the tires. The last of the tools at my disposal of tires had been worn down in several areas to cord tissue and further use of it was highly questionable. Vspomniv that many motorists use fatty tires, I decided to try to do a “restoration”. Looking ahead, I will say that the result exceeded all expectations: recycled tire put on the rear wheel, “skated” to 1.5 thousand kilometers with minimum tread, no exfoliation of the welded layer of rubber was observed. I think that the life of these tires is at least three seasons of active drive. Offer and other cyclists the benefit of my experience, especially because no special tricks in it.
The proposed method of repair of Bicycle tires is to restore the worn tread are not only faults, but also over the entire surface in contact with the road surface. You’ll need electrofocussing (preferably with a large area of the heating element, for example, a stationary type, having a working surface with a size of 150X200 mm; as a way out we can recommend the installation of iron with thermostat and clamps or a bench vise). You will also need raw rubber and simple equipment, made independently. The latter consists of a matrix forming the tread, and the rear gauge gasket.