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Old 05-02-2007, 09:14 PM   #1
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Tire wear?

I'm gonna replace my rear tire soon, I'm just wondering how long do most people wait before they replace thier's. Same as me or do you wait until you see metal? It's not worth it to let it go any longer than this.

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Old 05-02-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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If you look closely there are wear bars that let you know it is time to replace. Yours should have been done long ago.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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Really should not have let it go that far. Always remember that fresh rubber is cheaper than ambulance rides and body work. No tread in the center is a sure way to hydroplane and lose the rear on a wet day. too badf all that side wall went to waste!!
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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Not only that, but when a tire is that worn, it's barely 4mm thick, or about the thickness of 2 credit cards. At high speeds it can fail and get nasty quick.
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Last week it didn't look that bad, but I did ride about 320 miles this Sunday. I'll replace it next week before I go to the Hill Country.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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Looks like my rear michelin.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:30 PM   #9
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i have a severe instict to backhand (with some degree of force) people when i see the metal cords on their tires.
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It's a good thing I didn't show you my front tire. J/K
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Metal in your tires, what kind you running?
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I thought all tires had metal cords in them for support and other stuff like that. BTW, I have Metzeler Sportec tires.
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I thought all tires had metal cords in them for support and other stuff like that. BTW, I have Metzeler Sportec tires.
metezlers are steel belted. Some are nylon belted some are steel. That is why you have to do your homework before you start mix-matching tires.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #15
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I see, said the blind man. :notworthy
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metezlers are steel belted. Some are nylon belted some are steel. That is why you have to do your homework before you start mix-matching tires.

i didnt know that. good info there.
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:37 AM   #17
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wow....i don't even let mine wear down to the indicators....that should have been replaced prob 2k miles ago.
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Get a dual compound tire with a harder center next time. Since you don't touch the side walls to often.
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Old 05-03-2007, 03:48 PM   #19
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I replace them when there both showing cords towhere i know i got all the life out of them
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