Old 10-22-21, 11:46 AM
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fishboat
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Massage them gently with extra virgin olive oil and then season the oiled tires for three weeks at 100 degrees F. Next let them cool-oil-age at 60 degrees for a week. Then take them on successive rides of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25..miles, with 2 days rest in between each ride, to work the live oil into the rubber..slowly.

Cumbersome. But so worth it.

Or..you can do what I do and mount them, air them up, and go for a ride.

(I suppose folks will be "breaking in" new bicycles next..need to ride them 500 miles before they really start to yield clearly superior handling....)
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