Has anyone here ever had a tire shed tiny bits of rubber over a period of time? When I bought my Coda last month,I found that every time I rode it,I wound up with black specks on my seattube/stays and my shins. I noticed rubber coming off the tires from a mold line running down the center of the tread,so I just peeled them off. Now I've got about 150 miles or so on the tires,and the mold lines are barely visible,but I'm still getting spattered with black specks. It has to be the tires because the brake pads aren't showing any appreciable wear. What really chaps me is that I'm running a set of full fenders.
They're Hutchison Flashes,but I haven't had any probs with the ones that came on my Cannondale. I also haven't had this happen to any of my other bikes. Anyone got any ideas? Could it be that I just got a bad set of tires? Should I look into replacing them? TIA.
C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/F600/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes/Novato,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Brompton S6L,Dahon Speed Pro TT
I vote that they're bum tires... a bad batch from the manufacturer. If you really want to be sure that it's not some other part of your bike creating black spary, try swapping with the tires from your cannondale. If you decide it's the tires for sure, maybe you could get the dealer to replace them, since your Coda is new, or just buy new tires.