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Old 10-03-13, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
According to your explanation, nothing has happened that would cause the tire to do that.
Therefore, the plies are starting to let go.
I'd toss it. 1900 miles isn't too bad for a rear and why be worrying about it every time you ride in the future?
In post number 6, I mentioned running over a rock on a ride just prior to today's ride. I'm pretty sure that injured the tire. The tire looked fine after the ride where I hit the rock, but apparently, today's ride started loosening things up internally.

I'm going to move the front tire to the rear (it still has the molding ridge in the middle) and put a new tire on the front. I like to save a buck when I can, but with 35mph downhills around here, I'm not willing to risk a crash or trashing a wheel to get a few more miles out of this tire.
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