Rounding off the tire.

Discussion in 'Tacoma-Puyallup' started by mikeonabike, Aug 3, 2012.


  1. 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?
     
  2. Texasl

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    More corners, less straight line slabbing. :mfclap:

    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.
     
  3. Head to the track :mrgreen: but yes... buy a new tire ;)
     
  4. Ride around traffic circles really fast? Or like the others said look into new rubber
     
  5. d0od

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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. :tard:
     
  6. james1300

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    Sad to say, "Your due for a NEW TIRE"!
     
  7. sell your GoPro and buy new tires.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. +1
     
  10. Just get a nice hard compound touring tire if you're just commuting. Ride that bitch til it gets another flat spot, repeat :)
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. KevinD

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    Why? What did the tire do wrong?

    120 isn't coarse enough...



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  13. I only do that to get rid of chicken strips. Works good on knee pucks too.
     
  14. Texasl

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    Farkin' internet spelling natzeys. :nana
     
  15. Been doing that for a while as well.
     
  16. 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.
     
  17. i got new tires a couple weeks ago.. i love them too... nothing better then new tires... get new ones mike...
     
  18. KevinD

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    Yeah, but at least you got it...






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  19. Mince2534

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    :ninja: Run your tire psi a couple pounds over if your just comuting and it should slow the wear down some...... :ninja:
     
  20. Go pro is not mine people. What's the thoughts about burning out while leaning the bike?
     
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