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Sunnyorlando

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It doesn't look that close to the sidewall to me either. I'd plug it and give it a try.
I agree, I would plug it as well and ride it for the remainder of the trip if I'm away from home. But I would in all likeliness eventually replace a tire at home.
If it was further away from the edge, not a problem. I have ridden tires with plugs in them for thousands of miles, but not that comfortable that close to the edge. That is the most flexing part of the tire, especially while cornering.
 

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I agree on the mushroom plug, but you can't do that on the road.
I see a mushroom plug and a patch-plug as two different entities. The mushroom plug can be used on the road. Some people like them better than strings - others not so much. I haven't used them. I expect they might be better for a straight-in, regular hole but less good for an irregular or angled puncture compared to sticky strings.

Mushroom Plug

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This is the Stop & Go kit that includes the insertion tool for mushroom plugs - tire on rim.

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Patch Plug
A Patch Plug is the best possible repair with a plug to fill the hole and an integral sheet of rubber glued to the prepared (cleaned and abraded) inside surface of the tire carcass. Plug is inserted through the inside of the tire and can only be done with the tire dismounted. While it MIGHT leak, it won't blow out.

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I now have a "parade-duty" rated tire. The $9 Slime Plug with silly-string worked great, and like everyone said, same angle on install as the offending screw. But as many Forum member comments suggested, the hole and plug are between chicken-strip and outermost tire edge. I could not make rubber meet road on the plug head. This easy lesson reminds me to get a second set of tires and rims.

Thanks always, Forum fellows.
 

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I agree on the mushroom plug, but you can't do that on the road.
Actually, now you can:
The case fits nicely in the tool tray and is large enough to accommodate a CO2 inflator and some cylinders along with the repair supplies.

That said, I would consider it a temporary repair and replace it with a full size mushroom plug when I got home. Like one of these:

Edit: I see RossKean beat me to the punch. Although the tool I have is more motor-cycle sized.
 

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Mushroom plug from the inside. It's been a few years, but when I researched the topic that was the only repair acceptable to the major tire manufacturers -- with the caveat that any repair derates the tire speed rating.

(A mushroom plug is a combination rubber plug that goes through the hole and an integral patch on the inside of the tire. They really work well)
When you get home remove string plug. Install plug/patch combo inside and finish wearing out that tire.
 

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I see a mushroom plug and a patch-plug as two different entities. The mushroom plug can be used on the road. Some people like them better than strings - others not so much. I haven't used them. I expect they might be better for a straight-in, regular hole but less good for an irregular or angled puncture compared to sticky strings.

Mushroom Plug

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This is the Stop & Go kit that includes the insertion tool for mushroom plugs - tire on rim.

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Patch Plug
A Patch Plug is the best possible repair with a plug to fill the hole and an integral sheet of rubber glued to the prepared (cleaned and abraded) inside surface of the tire carcass. Plug is inserted through the inside of the tire and can only be done with the tire dismounted. While it MIGHT leak, it won't blow out.

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I don't recall seeing that plug kit. I agree that could be a good solution, maybe better than the string. Although I've never had a string fail on me.
I'm going to get one of those mushroom kits to add to my repair kit.

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When plugging a tire ALWAYS mentally drop it's original load and speed rating by 1 step.

I've been using Stop-N-Go since getting into the IBA (and learning that I probably should carry a patch kit since I wasn't going to be "near anything" most of the time). At one time there was a flurry of observations that (when moving from various bias ply tires to steel belted) the steel belts sliced through the plug. I haven't experienced it personally but mention it because (at least at the time) of the stridency of their warnings.
 
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