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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Time to replace tires?

I'm selling the bike in a couple of months, so I don't want to spend money if I can wait, but is my safety at risk in the meantime? Would I get my money back when I sell it if I did get new ones?

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I'm selling the bike in a couple of months, so I don't want to spend money if I can wait, but is my safety at risk in the meantime? Would I get my money back when I sell it if I did get new ones?

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That is probably the baldest front tire I have ever seen... Is that a slick?

You probably won't get your money back if you put new shoes on her, but then again, I'd walk away from a bike with bad tires... If you haven't changed the tires, what else has been neglected? ... Perhaps nothing, but that's what I would be thinking... Throw on the cheapest tires you can find, maybe even a slightly used set from a crashed bike...
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That is probably the baldest front tire I have ever seen... Is that a slick?

You probably won't get your money back if you put new shoes on her, but then again, I'd walk away from a bike with bad tires... If you haven't changed the tires, what else has been neglected? ... Perhaps nothing, but that's what I would be thinking... Throw on the cheapest tires you can find, maybe even a slightly used set from a crashed bike...
Personally I'd rather buy a bike WITH bad tires. Then I can put the Pilot Powers on them right away and I wouldn't be throwing out a good set of rubber.



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Personally I'd rather buy a bike WITH bad tires. Then I can put the Pilot Powers on them right away and I wouldn't be throwing out a good set of rubber.
I'd sell the old ones on eBay.
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I'd sell the old ones on eBay.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 11:11 PM
 
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That front tire won't work right in any kind of moisture. Maybe if you get good tires on the bike you won't want to sell it.
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beyond which, with zero tread in the center, that tire wont develop any decent traction, even when the road is dry. REPLACE BOTH. if you're riding it at all, its not a question of will I get my money back out of it, its a question of will I wreck it.
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I have a new front (110/70-17) that will work for 55 plus ship, i have some take off rears too, I think I have 1 or 2 new rears left, but will have to take a look. lmk
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Thanks for the input. I just got the bike a short while ago and haven't really ridden it. I knew it had to be replaced but I didn't know how dangerous it was. Thanks for the offer rickmancc, but unless you live in Austin I rather just go to my local shop, they have one for $113.
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Nice front tire can I have it.lol jk
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the back looks alllll.....rriiiigghhht.... the front....not so much...

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you won't get your money back when you sell if you decide to buy new ones. No, your tires aren't safe to ride on...especially that front.

Buy a tire from rickmancc! He always hooks me up!
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Thanks for the input. I just got the bike a short while ago and haven't really ridden it. I knew it had to be replaced but I didn't know how dangerous it was. Thanks for the offer rickmancc, but unless you live in Austin I rather just go to my local shop, they have one for $113.
shipping would be around 18 beans saving you around 40 but up to u
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shipping would be around 18 beans saving you around 40 but up to u
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I agree with the rest, your safety is at risk here. At the very least, check around...I know that there are racers on this board, they may have some race take offs that you could buy cheap and use until you sell the bike. That way you're not shelling out so much cash on new tires so soon before offloading the bike.

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I agree with the rest, your safety is at risk here. At the very least, check around...I know that there are racers on this board, they may have some race take offs that you could buy cheap and use until you sell the bike. That way you're not shelling out so much cash on new tires so soon before offloading the bike.

Like Rickmancc who just offered for dirt cheap!



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