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Old 08-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
Chicken Strips
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Rounding off the tire.
I still have a thousand or so miles on my rear tire but i am already getting the middle flat, What do you people recommend i do other then buying a new tire?

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Old 08-03-2012, 02:49 AM   #2
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More corners, less straight line slabbing.

Seriously, have you kept up on the proper inflation, or is the flattening just due to your riding style?

Either way, in my (brilliant, because I'm faceless and on the internet) opinion, it's time to fine a new tire.

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Old 08-03-2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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Head to the track but yes... buy a new tire

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:16 AM   #4
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Ride around traffic circles really fast? Or like the others said look into new rubber

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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Ride around counter steering while shifting your weight to the high side, you will be riding I a straightish line but off the center of the tire. Just do that until your tire is nice and round again. Or you could get a new tire.

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:29 AM   #6
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Sad to say, "Your due for a NEW TIRE"!

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #7
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sell your GoPro and buy new tires.

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Old 08-03-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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A flat spot is just due to riding in a straight line. Until it handles weird, just keep riding until you hit the wear bars.

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #9
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sell your gopro and buy new tires.

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #10
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I still have a thousand or so miles on my rear tire but i am already getting the middle flat, What do you people recommend i do other then buying a new tire?
Just get a nice hard compound touring tire if you're just commuting. Ride that bitch til it gets another flat spot, repeat

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #11
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I guess I'm going to be the odd guy out here and say that I take a belt sander to my tires when they get squared up. 120 grit works best I've found.

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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...time to fine a new tire.
Why? What did the tire do wrong?

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120 grit works best I've found.
120 isn't coarse enough...



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Old 08-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #13
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I guess I'm going to be the odd guy out here and say that I take a belt sander to my tires when they get squared up. 120 grit works best I've found.
I only do that to get rid of chicken strips. Works good on knee pucks too.

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
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Why? What did the tire do wrong?


120 isn't coarse enough...



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Old 08-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #15
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I only do that to get rid of chicken strips. Works good on knee pucks too.
Been doing that for a while as well.

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #16
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i can tell you that i am pretty stoked to get my new tires delivered today. first time i have had new tires since aug of '10. commuting was destroying them, so i was running take-offs.

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #17
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i got new tires a couple weeks ago.. i love them too... nothing better then new tires... get new ones mike...

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:59 PM   #18
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Why? What did the tire do wrong?

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Yeah, but at least you got it...






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Old 08-04-2012, 11:42 AM   #19
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Run your tire psi a couple pounds over if your just comuting and it should slow the wear down some......

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #20
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Go pro is not mine people. What's the thoughts about burning out while leaning the bike?

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