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Old 10-14-12, 05:53 PM   #1
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Can I keep riding on this?

I rotated this tire from the rear to the front. What do you think? Can I get more miles out of it on the front wheel?
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I think it'll be good for another year (at least) on the front!
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How are your handling skills? Oh, and how is your dental plan?
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A little Shoe-Goo and it will be good as new.
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I rotated this tire from the rear to the front. What do you think? Can I get more miles out of it on the front wheel?
Normally you move the worn tire off the back and trash it, then move the less worn front tire to the rear, and put a new tire on the front. You want the better tire on the front.

I vote for tossing the tire and buying a new one.
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Normally you move the worn tire off the back and trash it, then move the less worn front tire to the rear, and put a new tire on the front. You want the better tire on the front.

I vote for tossing the tire and buying a new one.
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Get a new tire.
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No mountains where you ride.

So wait till it Blows up on you.

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Looking at the picture, I hope that was not a serious question.
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I'd head down the the steepest hill you have and let er go! Is that a Michelin by any chance? After mine looked like that, I swore off them!
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I had a front tire blow out Friday. 2000 miles on the tire.
Sidewall separated from the wire bead.









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Seriously... I'll be commuting at a touring pace, no hills; so no speedy descents. Its holding pressure.
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Seriously... I'll be commuting at a touring pace, no hills; so no speedy descents. Its holding pressure.
Please don't ride it.

I had a car right behind me when mine went POP Fizzzz as I wobbled off the road.

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Replace it. It will be much cheaper than anything that could happen when it gives way.
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Ok, I appreciate it. Thanks for the advice!
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Replace it. It will be much cheaper than anything that could happen when it gives way.
You never really know about tires.
That is why I carry a spare with me.
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Normally you move the worn tire off the back and trash it, then move the less worn front tire to the rear, and put a new tire on the front. You want the better tire on the front.

I vote for tossing the tire and buying a new one.
I didn't know that. I thought it was the opposite. I'm still learning.
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You never really know about tires.
That is why I carry a spare with me.
A folding tire?
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A folding tire?
Yes, on my back rack.



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Yes, on my back rack.



Are folding tires reliable? I mean are they meant for a temporary fix?
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I didn't know that. I thought it was the opposite. I'm still learning.
Ron is right. A blowout on the front will create a steering problem; just what you don't need, especially at high speed. If you're going to have a blowout...let it be the rear tire.

My advice is...replace it.
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Are folding tires reliable? I mean are they meant for a temporary fix?

They are much easier to carry as spares. Some roll them up real tight.
Lighter weight.

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I use the same tires. I buy them off eBay (Planet Cyclery store) a little cheaper - http://stores.ebay.com/Planet-Cycler..._sid=593657278
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I rotated this tire from the rear to the front. What do you think? Can I get more miles out of it on the front wheel?
This is what trash looks like. Replace immediately.
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I use the same tires. I buy them off eBay (Planet Cyclery store) a little cheaper - http://stores.ebay.com/Planet-Cycler..._sid=593657278
I got some free (used) Best tire I ever had on my bikes.
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