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Thread: Gunk on my tire

  1. #1
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    Gunk on my tire

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    A few miles from the end of my ride on Saturday, I noticed a big patch of something on my front tire. Apparently I rode through something gooey and sticky. It looks like chewing gum, except it was a big patch -- 3-4 inches long and a couple of inches wide.

    I removed most of it with paper towels, but there's still some gunk stuck to the tire. Anyone have any suggestions for how to remove it?

    Thanks!!

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
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    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  2. #2
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    Scrape carefully with a razor blade or putty knife and just let the rest wear off? I wouldn't want to put any kind of solvent on a tire. I hate it when my pretty blue tires get tar on them, but I just let it wear off.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  3. #3
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    ice it, then once frozen you should be able to pick it off.

 

 

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