Is my tire toast? (big picture warning)

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Buffalo Dude, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Buffalo Dude

    Buffalo Dude New Member

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    Here are some pictures:

    Not sure if this is just the original tread pattern or splitting.
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    Crack runs about 1/3 around the wheel.
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    Not sure how deep the crack is, but I'd really hate to have it separate while I'm going downhill. Tire is of unknown age, came with the bike when I bought it 3 months ago. Thoughts? Opinions?
     
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  2. fish156

    fish156 New Member

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    Well, you got that right. Remember when Dirty Harry posed the question "do you feel lucky?" Well, do you?

    Seriously, this is a no_brainer. Get some new tires and possibly save your life.
     
  3. maxwellman1000

    maxwellman1000 New Member

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    Looks like your tires are just about stuffed. Go grab yourself some new ones……….. trust you don’t want your tires to self destruct at speed

    ;)
     
  4. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Time to go shopping and get new tires! Do not ride those any more!
     
  5. Buffalo Dude

    Buffalo Dude New Member

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    Any recommendations on brands or models? This is a commuter bike, meaning rain or shine, everyday on paved (but not necessarily smooth) roads.
     
  6. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    Depends on a lot of factors, including what is readily available in your area. I have no problems with Vittoria Rubinhos as a training tire, and the roads are not particularly good in my area. YMMV, of course.
     
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