Tires When should I change My bikes tire?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by rogernelson, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. rogernelson

    rogernelson New Member

    hey, i have my bike Pulsur 200. I am using it since last year. Is there need to change the bike tires.

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    they wrote a book about this someplace

    when thread is gone from tire
    or weather cracks in the sides of tires
    change tires

    I rode mine until the tire got slick
    had a blow out
    it happened very quick
    made me feel pretty dumb
    bout broke my d***

  3. 2strokepoke

    2strokepoke Member

    i've used tires until they were down to the threads and then some. but i suggest replacing them shortly after you see the threads exposed.
  4. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    On a bicycle that would be fine, at the speeds we get out of a motorized bike...before that. I'll run them longer then what I do on my trucks. I use the penny measuring system on my trucks. I guess that's the difference between 18 and 64.
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    a guy does what a guy has to do at times

    I remember way back when I was around 18
    I had a little MG Migit
    grandpa brought home from swap meet a set of 75 %
    already worn out steel belted tires for me
    drove them down to the steel belt
    and then slid around town for many many many more miles
    I would call that today
    "super unsafe"
    did not have a lot of money back then
    a guy does what a guy has to do at times
    thank God
    that today I have the money to buy new tired when ever needed

  6. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    I actually have a tire with like a 1/2" x 1" hole, and I've been riding like this since last year.

    What's my secret?

    (1) Rim Strips
    (2) Tire Strips ( like so)
    (3) Thorn-Resistant Tubes

    And not necessarily in that order.

    Kevlar tires are also good, but they're likely the most expensive and the least likely to prevent flats. Not that they don't prevent flats, but thorns, glass, staples, nails, etc. are the things to look out for; hence, 2 & 3. And if you're a wheel bender... over time, spokes are just as likely to become a staple or nail of sorts.
  7. happycheapskate

    happycheapskate Active Member