You guys are like the Clair Rayner - Agony Aunts of the TriWorld so I am sure you can help me.
On cleaning my bike I found a chip of glass in my tyre - I carefully removed it - inner tube intact but I have a 3mm hole in the tyre... Before I go out again on the road should I replace it? If I replace it would it be worth buying some winter road tyres - rather than the smooth ones I currently have?
Also I seem to have seen / read that a turbo can eat up tyres - so is it a good idea to buy some turbo training tyres - if so how easy is it to swap between tyres - so I can change from road to turbo tyres - or is it worth buying another set of wheels???
If new wheels are on the horizon what do I buy? What is reasonable / good to get for a road bike?
My brain is spinning over such matters - rather than my bike wheels so please help.
Thanks In Advance
if the rest of the tyre is intact, then do as PSC suggests with glue or/and stick a "tyre boot" inside the tyre. this is a pieces of soft dense material - some people suggest a piece of old toothpaste tube - that sits between the inner tube and tyre at the spot where the tyre is split so acts as a buffer. I've run a tyre with one in for about 2 years before I replaced the tyre through general wear - no issues.
I have a turbo wheel with a turbo tyre so it's easy to swap over as needed. inexpensive rims and a cheaper cassette kept the costs down
winter/all round tyres that have better puncture protection are worth having especially with all the autumn debris now hitting the roads - I use Conti Gatorskins all year round on my everyday bike. there's a good up to date review of these tyres on road.cc - http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/68578-buyers-guide-best-tyres-get-you-through-winter
+1 for the Conti Gatorskins
a turbo will eat tyres faster than the road - use your old tyres..
i have a spare wheel
cosmic carbone SL are a good 'entry' level 'proper' wheel
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