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I have used plugs in my tires, and run them 'til they were nearly bald with no problems.

The things that a good tire shop will use these days are a patch/plug. It's kind of like a giant rubber roofing nail. It's got a thick shaft that goes through the hole in the tire from the inside, and then a really big flat head that is also glued/bonded to the inside of the tire. I'd say that these things are pretty darn sturdy, especially since the pressure is going to be pressing on them from the inside out.

But hey, if it makes you feel better then get a new tire, it's not that big a price to pay for peace of mind especially when your life is riding on it. Even better if you can get someone else to pay!!
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