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Strangeness - are my tire sidewalls defective?

Old 09-24-19, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Take the bike outside, slowly rotate the tire as you hold a butane lighter flame to the fibers. After they're burned off, go for a ride.
Problem solved.
That's exactly what I do whenever I see offensive threads sticking out too. Burn em off! But, I never seen a tire with that many frayed threads before either. I got a feeling it was a bad batch from the factory.
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Old 09-25-19, 06:34 AM
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New tire time, those are giving you fair warning. Listen to them please.

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Old 09-25-19, 08:13 AM
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Here's what to do...

First, pull them
Second, find a bike you like on CL
Third, stash tires in some bushes near target CL location
Fourth, test ride
Fifth, VERY QUICKLY, change tires, don't inflate. Stash other tires as minimum return
Sixth, apply fake blood
Seventh, go back to seller, say the tires both gave, point to the sidewalls
Eighth, demand bike for free
Ninth, pick up stashed free tires
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Old 09-25-19, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Here's what to do...

First, pull them
Second, find a bike you like on CL
Third, stash tires in some bushes near target CL location
Fourth, test ride
Fifth, VERY QUICKLY, change tires, don't inflate. Stash other tires as minimum return
Sixth, apply fake blood
Seventh, go back to seller, say the tires both gave, point to the sidewalls
Eighth, demand bike for free
Ninth, pick up stashed free tires

That's quite an elaborate heist just to get new tires. I just order mine on Amazon.
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Old 09-25-19, 09:07 AM
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Wow, tires with hipster beards might just be the new trend in the PNW.
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Old 09-25-19, 10:20 AM
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Do those tires have a puncture resisting belt under under the tread? If so, the belt may not have been properly centered during the layup process?

Maybe it's some kind of fungus from all the wetness in the PNW...

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Old 09-25-19, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
The tires are older, but they were in super shape and supple when mounted. Heck, with the exception of the fibers popping, the sidewalls are in awesome shape - and the tread is wearing at a low rate, too. The fuzz has me worried about long-term viability, certainly, but I've seen dried-out sidewalls before and that isn't at all the case here. It seems more a design flaw as suggested earlier in the thread.

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With all due respect, if the fibers are popping, the sidewalls are not in awesome shape. Dried out sidewalls have nothing to do with it. It's a matter of the fibers that are encased inside. The rubber and coating may indeed be in great condition, while at the same time the encased fibers have lost much of their strength.
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Old 09-25-19, 12:49 PM
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50-60 some bucks for new tires or possibly thousands of dollars and a lot if painful recovery or worse, if they blow out on you on a ride...
This should be a very easy decision......
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Old 09-25-19, 01:41 PM
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Old 09-25-19, 07:31 PM
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For those of you still concerned that I'll continue riding on these tires please see post #22

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Old 09-25-19, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
For those of you still concerned that I'll continue riding on these tires please see post #22

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But I wanted to see the video of you trimming with an exacto knife!
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Old 09-25-19, 07:49 PM
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I've heard that naughty cyclists can grow hair on their tires, but in my case things got a little out of hand.

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Old 09-26-19, 06:13 AM
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Given that the problem exists on the same side of both the front and back tyres, I'm wondering if this some sort of freak reaction to an environmental condition, such as light. Is this the side of the bicycle that is more exposed when it is stored?
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Old 09-26-19, 09:04 AM
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I'm going to blame the cat.
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