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Old 10-03-11, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
I usually buy 4 car tires at the same time. I rotate car tires but I don't rotate bike tires.
I once had a front tire that would not show wear no matter what. My rear tire blew out, so I replaced it. Next, it wore out. I replaced it again. The front tire still looked good. I then moved that same tire to the rear, where it promptly blew out less than three weeks later. Since then, I've had very similar experiences with that same bike.
So clearly, in this case, there is never any reason to replace both tires, simultaneously.

Replace a tire that looks perfectly alright! I'd bang my head up beside a wall first!

- Slim


However, if it looks slightly worn, then yes, I will change the both of them...

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