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    Wire bead, went from an inch exposed to....aah crap.

    Was trying to remove the tire from the wheel to find a puncture in my tube and this happened.
    wirebead1.jpgwirebead2.jpg


    Is it okay to use these tires anymore? the tread on them is wearing anyways, but I still want to know.

    I've seen a similar thread but I felt that this case was somewhat different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_is_Chill View Post
    Is it okay to use these tires anymore? the tread on them is wearing anyways, but I still want to know.
    In a word ----- NO.

    The wrapping of the plies around the bead is what holds a tire together. Once that breaks down the tire is toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    In a word ----- NO.

    The wrapping of the plies around the bead is what holds a tire together. Once that breaks down the tire is toast.
    Welp, new tires it is.

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