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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up a nail on my ride home last Wednesday. It went in at a wired angle but I pulled and plugged the tyre with one of those “gummy worms” and glue as it was midway between center and the right edge.

First plug failed as it was leaking air. Reamed it again and did a 2nd plug. That also failed as air continued to escape.

I ended up teaming again and doing a double plug. Finally, success.

Still riding her to work daily and there’s been no air loss and pressure hasn’t changed, so I’m satisfied the plugs are good, but what I’m not sure about is how safe double plugs are?

Any thoughts / comments on this?

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Not sure how long it will last , but to be safe better to use a Mushroom type plug to repair.

https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-a17090.../dp/B0781Z8JDV.

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Picked up a nail on my ride home last Wednesday. It went in at a wired angle but I pulled and plugged the tyre with one of those “gummy worms” and glue as it was midway between center and the right edge.

First plug failed as it was leaking air. Reamed it again and did a 2nd plug. That also failed as air continued to escape.

I ended up teaming again and doing a double plug. Finally, success.

Still riding her to work daily and there’s been no air loss and pressure hasn’t changed, so I’m satisfied the plugs are good, but what I’m not sure about is how safe double plugs are?

Any thoughts / comments on this?

Davw
It's been done. You should be fine.
In the past, I have removed the affected tire as soon as I could and then installed a patch inside.
Note: As Fastoman suggested, a mushroom type of plug is recommended but the "gummy worm" type also works. I carry both in one of my sidecases at all times.
Good luck!

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It’s probably fine, worst case it just goes flat again.

I carry the mushroom plug kit but I’ve had it not seal a leak before and have a rope kit in the pouch with it. Worst one I’ve seen was my dad getting a screw sideways in the rear in South Dakota that took 3 ropes to hold air, then it leaked slowly in corners. We replaced that tire after about 300 miles.

At least you got it plugged up and back on your way.
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I ran a 'plugged' (worm type plug) tire till it was worn out. I was just MORE watchful of it than I normally am...!

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Thanks for the feedback.

All seems good but I do check daily.

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