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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-22-13, 11:43 AM   #26
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I'm riding squares and also don't replace them till they start getting flats that don't happen when the tires are newer.

I'm curious though, is there any loss of performance riding squared tires???
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Old 05-22-13, 11:54 AM   #27
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There was probably a tiny sharp object stuck inside the tire that was causing new flat. Of course a new tire fixed it. Finding and removing the object would have fixed it too.

I ride down to the cords too.
I may be unusual in this regard, but I never ride a rear down to the cords. The odds are just too much greater that you'll pick up something and flat. Good tires aren't cheap, but I'd rather replace it than have the potential of extra aggravation.
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I may be unusual in this regard, but I never ride a rear down to the cords.
The odds are just too much greater that you'll pick up something and flat.
Good tires aren't cheap, but I'd rather replace it than have the potential of extra aggravation.
Hi,

All my tyres have some form of puncture protection belt
and wearing the tread to the cords in the centre will make
next to no real difference to the likelyhood of a puncture.

Fair enough if you run very lightweight no protection tyres.

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