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When to replace tires?(4 posts)

When to replace tires?2300 Edmontonian
Jul 3, 2003 5:49 PM
I've been on the trainer all winter, and with the effects I hear, I figure I'd probably know the damage when I see it. But now I realize, I don't even know what damage are we looking for?
Well, on today's ride, I heard this sound from the back tires as if something were repeatedly striking the frame, so when I check to see, I see melted rubber, think it might be cause of the heat (and cause of a sudden brake which caused some skidding). Thinking I'd deal with it when I get home (and more worried about exactly that?, I peel the part what was sticking out and leave the rest, and get home fine. Well just before typing this I checked, and the part which was all melting rubber has visibly less surface (mostly the side not the part which would contact the road), exposing some of the tube.
So do I replace the tires?
The day temperature wasn't a lot at all than what you get down south, so I don't see why the rubber would melt the way it did, and the skid from the brakes wasn't that bad at all.
I have no experience with car or any other sort of tires either which might have given me an idea,
Well how exactly do you know when to replace the tires?
When they are doneAtombomber
Jul 3, 2003 6:41 PM
as is the case with your.

Basically, replace when the casing is visible, they are cut, when the tread area is worn too much.... WHEN THEY ARE UNSAFE!!
re: When to replace tires?deHonc
Jul 3, 2003 7:53 PM
Another way to gauge a worn out tire - If you remove the tire from the rim and they have no "sideways rigidity" ie they feel flimsy/floppy then they are gone.
Thanks I need new tires.. nm2300 Edmontonian
Jul 4, 2003 8:48 AM