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Uh oh, did i chew through a tire?

Old 04-12-12, 03:21 PM
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Uh oh, did i chew through a tire?

So today, after trying to locate a certain click that has been killing me, I realized my back hub as loose. I tightened it up, and when I did, i had to recenter my brakes. On taking it out around my block, I began to brake when I heard a VERY faint buzz sound. So I immediately stopped and realized that my rear drive-side brake pad was a bit high. some black speckles were on my seat stay and brake from rubbing against the tire. i have inspected the hell out of the tire, and it doesn't look worn through or anything. It looks the same as everywhere else on the tire. They are conti gatorskins by the way, so i'm guessing extra thick. Am I just being paranoid or should I replace the tire?
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I've done this. Once.

...but the pad was low and I marked up my rim :-( Needless to say I now check it thrice before even stepping on a pedal.
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Well, I had it go low once on a magic wheel. did the same thing. I'm just worried the tire is going to split or mess up now, which is a big safety concern since I live in a hilly area.
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I have seen someone wear through their rear tire and get a flat due to the brake pad riding too high. It took a while - we were a good 30 miles into the ride. Also, it didn't blow out or anything, it just caused a slow flat. You can always be paranoid and replace it for peace of mind, but given how quickly you caught it, it's probably fine.
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Thanks. good to know. I just took the tire off of the rim and inspect the crap out of it. it seems fine.
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Just ride as is, it will be fine.
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