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It depends. If the threads on the inside of the tyre are not damaged, only check for any left-over glass debris in the gash and leave as-is. Otherwise, either ditch the tyre or boot it from the inside, like @Batman suggested already.
I think thats small enough that I probably wouldn't worry about it too much, but you can fill it in with a dab of super glue or sealants for rubber (like shoe goo) for peace of mind. You could boot it (a nice boot is the Park Tool TB-2), but I think this is likely too much work.
Three possibilities that I see You did not suddenly lose air you just did not notice until you got to the cobble stone The rubber tube failed and recovered The valve failed and recovered No so sure you had a sudden loss of air. If the tire when from 90 psi to 20 psi in a short period of most likely you would have heard that. Since the valved is the ...
I have used similar products in the past with mixed results. The primary benefit is that is both pump and patch so to speak. But it really doesn't replace a spare tube and portable inflator. It's mostly good for slow leaks. I used to keep a can in my office and used it for those situations where I came out to the bike rack and found a flat tire. If it ...
If I used this, would I be able to repair the puncture, and reuse the inner tube afterwards? Main use in bikes: tubeless systems / tubular tyres (= sew-up). First, must remedy the cause of the puncture: glass, rim, spoke, etc. Sorry, not for inner tubes as you ask! Tyre must be rolling to be effective. If valve in place application = particles are very ...
Slime is lighter and conveniently pre-applied in the convenience of you own own home/garage. Slime tube sealant As for can the tube be repaired? The PedalPower can says temporary but not exactly sure what that means. As for Sime if it seals a small puncture I just stay with Slime only. If it is a larger puncture it might be too big to repair period. I ...
Pro's: May be a quick roadside fix. May be able to fix without removing tyre. May last a long time. May offer protection against a second puncture in the same wheel. Con's: Expensive for a puncture. Bulky and heavy. Only one can per tyre. Wouldn't be suitable for some punctures and would be a waste if you didn't realise this. This fix may work for ...
Cons: Heavier, more rolling resistance, some are prone to cracking on the sidewalls, tougher to remove. Pros: Lasts for ages, great if you live in a city with a lot of serious potholes, good for rolling over different terrain, rarely have to change a tire.
The obvious advantage is puncture resistance There are several disadvantages: weight rolling resistance grip ride cost There are several levels of puncture resistance and a Kevlar belt is not the only means. Let me tell you a story. After two years on a tire with moderate puncture resistance got my first flat and had to walk it home. I got on-line ...
I followed the advice of leaving the plastic film on. After a few days the tire went flat again. Inspection revealed that the tube was puckered around the patch because the plastic film does not stretch in the same way as the tube and the patch. The new leak was coming from under the patch. Therefore from now on I am going to try to take the plastic off.
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