Tiny nail on Mariner fat tire (Replace or Patch?)

Chris_x

New Member
Hi guys!

I don’t have much experience on bikes, I’m kinda new to all of this. Got a Voltbike Mariner a month ago and yesterday I got a flat tire, a tiny nail punctured it. -_-

What should I do? Just replace the tube? Or do I need to get a new tire too?

Can I patch the tire? How?

Here is the photo of the situation lol

Thanks for your help!


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rich c

Well-Known Member
Just patch the tube, you don't have to do anything to the tire. Cleanliness is the key to a good tube repair. They use a mold release on the rubber, and that keeps the patch from sticking. Plenty of videos on youtube for video help.
 

Chris_x

New Member
Just patch the tube, you don't have to do anything to the tire. Cleanliness is the key to a good tube repair. They use a mold release on the rubber, and that keeps the patch from sticking. Plenty of videos on youtube for video help.
Cool, ok I’ll check how to patch it
Thanks!
 

mrgold35

Well-Known Member
I have a Radrover with Kenda 4" fat tires. You would have the same flat with that type of nail even with Mr. Tuffy liners. Mr. Tuffy does a good job by adding additional thickness to help keep shorter sharp objects from reaching the tube. I still had to add Stans tire sealant because I was still getting flats from goatheads. The combo of Mr. Tuffy and Stans worked to eliminate goathead type flats (I still had wet spots on the tires from the Stans working a few times a week). I still had to remove the tires and tubes every few months to pull out the goathead stickers that broken off and the thorns were sticking out from the inside of the tires. I even had a few goat heads broken off in the Mr Tuffy liners barely touching the tube.
 

harryS

Well-Known Member
The kit I liked the best was at Ace Hardware for $2.47 USD. It came with soft round patches of various sizes. I had a tear in my fatbike tube that was almost an inch long. It was so big that I finessed a patch on the inside of the tube and managed to align it. Then I added one on the outside. OK, these tires are only 15 PSI, but it's worked fine.

Bike shops got patch kits too.
 

Chris_x

New Member
The kit I liked the best was at Ace Hardware for $2.47 USD. It came with soft round patches of various sizes. I had a tear in my fatbike tube that was almost an inch long. It was so big that I finessed a patch on the inside of the tube and managed to align it. Then I added one on the outside. OK, these tires are only 15 PSI, but it's worked fine.

Bike shops got patch kits too.
Cool, I’ll look for that brand to have the patches handy too, thanks for the info!