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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-20-11, 06:53 PM   #1
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A major milestone for me: I actually wore out a bicycle tire!

So I had a flat this morning, some kind of puncture, though I never did find the offending object. But when I was examining the tire, I noticed that part of the surface that makes contact with the road was green, as if the black had worn off. I asked myself, could this be a tread wear indicator? LOL. It was indeed. I guess I had forgotten what the treads were supposed to look like, I have worn it out. It's the rear tire, that came stock with the bike. It probably has around 2K miles on it. I guess that's about right.

Anyway, I guess I must be getting serious about this stuff. I've never in my life ridden a bike enough to actually wear out the tread of a tire. I'm pretty excited about this!
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Old 07-20-11, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 07-20-11, 08:53 PM   #3
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I was thrilled to death the first time I noticed I had worn the black off my rear tire.. Congratz...
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Old 07-21-11, 06:27 AM   #4
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Thats awesome, congrats! I have yet to wear out a bike tire since I was a kid.
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Old 07-21-11, 06:42 AM   #5
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Every tire I buy has seemingly endless tread. Hopefully I'll have to replace a tire from wear at some point. Congratulations!
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