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    Sidewall puncture

    Okay, just want to be sure, but is this tire repairable? Time for a new tire? Get a new tire and put on the front, and move my current front tire to the rear.

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    To answer your questions in order: No, Yes, and Up to You.....I have done it but generally not recommended if there is much mileage on the front tire.

    You are very lucky that nail didn't jam in your rear brake and cause more damage than just to the tire.

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    it's trash, throwaway, IMO.

    Now if it was just one side, and the whole was a bit smaller, then I'd maybe consider patching, as I've patch a torn sidewall before with an inner boot that's superglued to to the tire, and it lasted another 700-800 hundred miles before I ditched

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    New tire, and yes, move the front to the rear if it's in decent shape and put the new tire on the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deering View Post
    Okay, just want to be sure, but is this tire repairable? Time for a new tire? Get a new tire and put on the front, and move my current front tire to the rear.

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    I saw a worse flat than that where the nail went through the rim.

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    Thanks folks, a new tire is ordered. Thanks for the confirmation that the old one is trashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    New tire, and yes, move the front to the rear if it's in decent shape and put the new tire on the front.
    ^This.^

    You can always get a new tire. You can't get a new body if it blows out and causes a crash and injury.
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