|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 done||Atombomber|
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.. nm||2300 Edmontonian|
Jul 4, 2003 8:48 AM