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Axial pro question - possibly dumb...(9 posts)

Axial pro question - possibly dumb...Steve in NYC
Nov 26, 2001 10:27 AM
Just got a new bike with new axial pro's. I have ridden about 250 miles on the road and just switched over to rollers. After 1.5 hours on the aluminum drum rollers, the green center strip is gone, vanished, history. Is this just cosmetic or have I trashed these tires? If you go to Michelin's web site, they show a cross section of the tire construction with the green center going all the way through to the tire casing. That sure isn't what my tire looks like!
re: Axial pro question - possibly dumb...TJeanloz
Nov 26, 2001 10:29 AM
The green goes all the way through, are you sure you haven't managed to get them dirty enough to cover the green entirely?
re: Axial pro question - possibly dumb...raboboy
Nov 26, 2001 10:42 AM
Aye. Are you sure that it isn't metal/rubber dust just coating the outside of the tire?
re: Axial pro question - possibly dumb...Steve in NYC
Nov 26, 2001 11:08 AM
I'll check tonight. Like I said - "possibly dumb"!
I wouldn't use them on the trainerDog
Nov 26, 2001 11:14 AM
Not sure what happened, but if you wore out the center, you would eventually see threads before the color went away. Been there.

I definitely would not use AP's on the trainer. They are too soft, and will wear out very quickly. I'd recommend using an old or spare wheel with a junk or cheap tire on the trainer. Slicks are quieter.

Your new faves, Doug, the Axial Selects (or, as they are now,bill
Nov 26, 2001 11:24 AM
the plain ol' Axials) work swimmingly on rollers. I've heard not to use any sticky race tire or those Vittoria tires with the glued on strips. I don't feel bad using the plain Axials on the rollers, because they're cheap enough to not mind trashing them on the rollers but still nice enough to ride.
I've used Specialized Team Turbo, because they can be had for cheap, but they're noisy as hill. Same with Tom Ritchey Mix or Match or whatever the hell they are, which I also got cheap. Noisy.
If you have a spare wheelset or if you really aren't using your bike on the road at all, either use something too worn to trust on the road or just go to Performance and get whatever slick you can for about $15.
Nov 26, 2001 11:27 AM
I haven't had a you-know-what in 2 months now; still using the same pair used in the 508. I'm knocking on all the wood I can find right now.

Old tiresdzrider
Nov 26, 2001 12:33 PM
I get fewer flats now that I don't ride the roads on old tires. I save them and use them on the trainer. I've never had a flat on rollers - could be an exciting few seconds - but I'd make a quick look at the treads and mount the next old tire when it's gone far enough. On the trainer I don't even bother checkin it out.
whythe heck are you using nice tires on rollers idjut? (nm)Red
Nov 26, 2001 3:23 PM