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    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorer75 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    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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    Senior Member Nick Bain's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
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    Nick, I don't necessarily like agreeing with you -- but your spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafzali View Post
    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.

    rgds, sreten.

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