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Old July 9th 03, 03:07 PM
David L. Johnson
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On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 05:34:40 +0000, Roy Zipris wrote:

Besides the obvious--cuts or gashes, threads showing--what do you
generally check to tell when it's time to replace a tire? Thanks.
--Roy Zipris


Tread does not matter. Ignore the fact that whatever tread the tire may
have had is worn away. I usually wait until the cord begins to show
through.

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Old July 9th 03, 07:18 PM
Richard Ney
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Roy Zipris writes:

Besides the obvious--cuts or gashes, threads showing--what do you
generally check to tell when it's time to replace a tire? Thanks.


When you see the cords start to show through it's time to put on a new
tire.


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Old July 10th 03, 02:33 AM
psycholist
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Only if you never ride them. What kind of tires do you ride? Or should I
say ... don't you ride?

Bob C.
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Some tires become "dry" (can I say this of a piece of rubber ?) and
develop cracks much before the wear out.



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Old July 10th 03, 04:35 PM
B a r r y B u r k e J r .
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On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 18:42:29 +0200, "jacques"
wrote:

Some tires become "dry" (can I say this of a piece of rubber ?) and
develop cracks much before the wear out.


If the tires are stored near ozone generating motors, like furnaces,
pumps, freezers, etc... or constantly exposed to UV radiation via
untinted, sunny windows, they can crack and crumble long before they
wear out.

Some rubber and plastic compounds seem to be more prone to this than
others.

Barry

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Old July 11th 03, 07:17 AM
Maurizio
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Not exactly. Front tires die of old age if you don't move them to the
back.

Well, Sheldon Brown wrote an article about why one should not rotate

bicycle
tires. It can be found at the usual place.


moving the front tire to the back is not exactly the same as rotate the
tires.
I usually move the front tire to the back when the rear tire is worn, and
put a new tire on the front.

Ciao
Maurizio, Bologna, Italy


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Old July 11th 03, 02:14 PM
Robin Hubert
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"Bernie" wrote in message
...


Robin Hubert wrote:

"psycholist" wrote in message
...
Only if you never ride them. What kind of tires do you ride? Or

should I
say ... don't you ride?

Bob C.
"jacques" wrote in message
news Some tires become "dry" (can I say this of a piece of rubber ?) and
develop cracks much before the wear out.


Not exactly. Front tires die of old age if you don't move them to the

back.

--
Robin Hubert


Well, Sheldon Brown wrote an article about why one should not rotate

bicycle
tires. It can be found at the usual place.


Like Maurizio says, I didn't suggest rotating. Sheldon might be God, but
nobody fools with Mother Nature!



--
Robin Hubert



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Old July 15th 03, 04:44 PM
Michael
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Roy Zipris wrote:

Besides the obvious--cuts or gashes, threads showing--what do you
generally check to tell when it's time to replace a tire? Thanks.
--Roy Zipris



Assuming you're on "sneakers" that have yellow sidewalls, get new tires
when the yellow begins to turn to brown. ;-)
 




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