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Old 10-03-13, 06:27 PM
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Should I can this tire?

I've gotten into the habit of checking my tires after every ride for a while now. Well, today I checked them and found a bulge on the rear tire. It's got about 1900 miles on it. I've got new spare tires already, so replacing it won't be a huge loss.

The bulge is on the cassette side and in the tread. I would estimate that the bulge is about 1/16" wide and the bump on the tread is about the same. For those that think in metric, that's 1.5mm.

What do you think? Should I can it? For those in the UK; should I bin it?

Check the pics below.

You can see a bulge in the tread over the letter "F" in FPS.

Here's a pic of where I rode today.

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