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Shipping Gatorskins(6 posts)

Shipping Gatorskinsbent_spoke
Jan 7, 2003 7:49 PM
I have a pair of Conti Ultra Gatorskins that I need to ship. Can anyone tell me if these tires can be folded or twisted to make the package smaller without compromising the tire? They seem to have a wire bead & I thought that I should ask. Thanks (I'm sticking with the GP 3000s)
re: Shipping GatorskinsJS Haiku Shop
Jan 8, 2003 6:05 AM
gatorskins i believe have a wire bead and can be folded over once or twice, but not more than that. when i receive them in the mail, they're folded once. then again, i haven't bought them from a mega-volume dealer (excel sports, etc.), but from a one-guy operation--meaning he could have had them hanging unfolded until shipping.

how about sending conti an e-mail?

http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/bicycle/functions/contact/contact_en.html
Thanks for the input! [nm]bent_spoke
Jan 8, 2003 6:29 AM
Thanks for the input! [nm]Josh-at-excelsports
Jan 10, 2003 1:15 PM
We ship them with no folding. I don't think that a fold will hurt them, I have recieved wire bead tire that were folded (twisted) so i say do it!
FWIW, Performance just shipped some to me, folded once (nm)vindicator
Jan 8, 2003 9:00 AM
btw, my mich axial kevlars are wire, and also folded once nmJS Haiku Shop
Jan 8, 2003 9:42 AM