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New Tires(2 posts)

New Tiresgmagee
Nov 1, 2001 12:03 PM
When do you replace your tires?
What do you look for to show signs that a tire needs to be replaced?
Or do you just get new tires because x amount of time has elapsed since the last change?
whenDog
Nov 1, 2001 12:39 PM
I replace when the first of these things occurs:

*Worn down to the threads (rare)

*Big cuts, such that the tube can bulge out; a patch on the inside will get you home, but I don't trust them after that

*Continuous flats, after eliminating other causes; sometimes things get embedded that you just can't find, and they keep causing flats

*They get old and hard - some do, some don't

*An important event coming up; I wouldn't start a double century on old, worn out tires; we put too much into getting ready for and doing some events to risk old tires; I'll use the old ones on the trainer, then

*When they get dirty (just kidding)

Doug