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Cut tire(2 posts)

Cut tireJimP
Aug 2, 2002 11:27 AM
Last year I found a cut in the tread of a Continental Sprinter tire last year and assumed I had run over something. This spring I bought 3 more Sprinters, mounted one on the bike, and put the other two on stretcher rims. Last week I noticed a slit in the tread of one of the tires on the stretcher rim. I wrote a note to the Conti distributer asking what caused this and how to prevent it. Conti responded that the tire was probably scored with a box cutter when the box containing the tires was opened. This would not be noticed for a month or so after installation. Conti also gave me a return authorization and is going to replace these tires under warranty.
That's a happy endingfiltersweep
Aug 2, 2002 11:51 AM
Of course, looking at it, what else (as in "on the road") could have possibly cut it?