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 Post subject: Is This Tyre Safe To Use
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:05 am 
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Just taken this tyre off an oldish wheelset and found one of the metal beads broken where it has rusted.
The tread on the tyre is still ok, so do you think it would be safe to use if I tidied up the frayed wire and used some tape to protect the inner tube.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:12 am 
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:shock: ...you might be able to bodge something, but why risk it? I certainly wouldn't feel too happy about riding it once it was repaired the bead is pretty integral.

Just buy a new tyre, there are plenty coming up on here part used for next to nothing.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Do you really need to ask.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:32 pm 
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The reason I'm asking is because I bought a wheelset which included these tyres.
I'm not happy about the state of the tyres, but the seller seems to think they're fine.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:35 pm 
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I would not use those tyres at all

The seller is having a laugh saying they're OK to use.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:50 pm 
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I would say "perfectly safe to use, as long as you do not expect it to stay inflated".


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:06 pm 
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...or stay on the rim. the bead is blown, they'd be dangerous to ride.

tires are renewable resources....if the wheels are good, great! get yourself some new tires :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:35 pm 
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crikey :shock: I consider myself a bit of a bodger but even I would just throw those straight in the bin. If you value your life/teeth/skin then chuck them and fit new tyres, and complain to the seller too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:59 am 
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personally i would chuck in the bin and never look back 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:42 am 
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There only fit for the trash unless you are rioting on the streets to protest at pensions then they make good fire material :lol:


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