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bb4srv2011-04-03 06:09:27 +0000 #1
I'm new to bike and the tires on them are like slicks, with very little threads. Just bought a used bike so I'm not sure how "wear" down they are. Just want to know when is a tire change is required. Are there any indicators on the tires? Thanksss.
Schaden2011-04-03 06:24:20 +0000 #2
There are wear indicators on various spots on each tire, at the base of the tread. If you look at the bottom of the grooves, there should be a bump that is shorter than the height of the tread. If the tread gets down to those marks, its time to replace.

If that doesnt make sense, maybe someone else can explain better..

chris00552011-04-03 06:28:24 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Schaden

There are wear indicators on various spots on each tire, at the base of the tread. If you look at the bottom of the grooves, there should be a bump that is shorter than the height of the tread. If the tread gets down to those marks, its time to replace.

If that doesnt make sense, maybe someone else can explain better..



Mine is not there yet, but it has been on the bike for 3-4 years, guess its time too?
FASTn502011-04-03 07:09:27 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by bb4srv

I'm new to bike and the tires on them are like slicks, with very little threads. Just bought a used bike so I'm not sure how "wear" down they are. Just want to know when is a tire change is required. Are there any indicators on the tires? Thanksss.

Joined 2004?
bb4srv2011-04-03 08:04:57 +0000 #5
Yes, I joined in 2004 but shortly after I moved out of LMD to work in Winnipeg. This endeavour halted as 10 months out of the 12 in MB are winter! Now that I'm back, I'm ready to roll.

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