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Tire question - threads coming off sidewall Am I mad?(4 posts)

Tire question - threads coming off sidewall Am I mad?mr tornado head
Jun 30, 2001 4:48 PM
Yes, this seems wierd. But about 1/8" or so up from the edge of the rim, on both front and rear tires, I have some threads coming off. It first happened on my conti's, but now it's happening on my performance tires as well. It's not the brake pads, stray wire ties or about anything else rubbing it. I inflate the tires (700 x 26) to 100 - 105 psi. I'm about bonkers trying to figure it out.

The gentleman at the LBS said he sees it all the time, nothing to worry about. Is this true? It is not deep so I don't think I'm in danger of the sidewall blowing out. But could it be a problem? If so, what could be the culprit?

Thanks for your help.
That's THREADS, not TREADS, right?cory
Jul 2, 2001 10:12 AM
Seems to happen quite a bit with some new tires, and I've never had it hurt anything. I think what might be happening is that some of the threads in the casing are close to the surface, and when you mount the tire, you pull them up or wear a micro-layer of rubber off so they stick out. But I'm guessing.
If you don't like the look (frayed is fashionable, though...), you can clip them off or make a pass with a lighted match to burn them off.
If you have TREADS pulling loose, that's another deal.
re: That's THREADS, not TREADS, right?mr tornado head
Jul 3, 2001 8:58 AM
Yeah, *threads*.

No treads yet. But then again, I'm not running Firestones, so I think I'll be o.k. there.
frequent occurence, no worries (nm)Kerry Irons
Jul 3, 2001 6:22 PM