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Old 05-14-10, 01:42 PM   #1
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How often do you swap out tires?

How often (for a non skidder) do you guys replace tubes and tires?
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Old 05-14-10, 01:51 PM   #2
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I do all city riding, so my tubes get changed every time I get a flat. I can usually make my tires go a year. I guess swapping between two bikes helps.
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Old 05-14-10, 01:53 PM   #3
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Tire -- when they wear out. Tubes -- after a couple patch jobs.
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Old 05-14-10, 02:24 PM   #4
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Whenever they need it. Seriously, it all depends on how much you ride, what types of surfaces you ride on, your riding style, brands of your tires/tubes... the list goes on. There is no golden rule. Well, I guess if there was a rule, Sheldon's rule would be it.
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Old 05-14-10, 03:47 PM   #5
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i got 1-2 thousand miles on my tires and lately been getting lots of flats in the rear. probably a sign that i should get new ones.
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Old 05-14-10, 05:24 PM   #6
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I've replaced a few tire due to deep cuts and I know others that wear them to the chord. I'll patch a tube a million times, currently I have one tube with 8 patches
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