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treadless tire? oops

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I have no good excuse...but in my defense, my beloved Buddy was running just fine for so long....

I've been feeling swervy in the past couple weeks, and finally looked at my rear tire--realized the middle 2 inches or so has no tread left. :oops: Yeah...definitely need to replace it.

I have 2 questions for you folks:

1. The front tire (a Conti zippy) seems fine, but should I replace it at the same time?

2. What rear tire are the cool kids buying nowadays? N.B. I hate whitewalls.

I greatly appreciate your advice, as I gingerly ride around town, eager to order a new tire or two.

Thanks,
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Yikes! Be careful!
You don't have to replace both tires. The front tire will last forever.
I know some will chime-in about how the handling might be affected with two different tires but I've done it and not noticed anything. YMMV.
I hear good things about the Conti Zippy's so maybe just go with that on the rear to match the front.
The Heidenau's get rave reviews here on MB (I'll get that in before Eric!) but they are pricey and can be hard to find.
I have tried a few different brands and I now stick with the Michelin S1's because they come in 100/90X10 which I prefer over the 3.5X10 size tires and they are a great price at $37.
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Tocsik wrote:Yikes! Be careful!
I now stick with the Michelin S1's because they come in 100/90X10 which I prefer over the 3.5X10 size tires
Thanks! Why do you prefer that size? Are they easier to fit? I'm intrigued.
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The 100/90 10's tend to be just a little wider than the 3.5X10's.
I dunno, just makes me feel better having a little more "rubber on the road".
I think they look better being a little wider, too (I know that's silly).

Granted, there are slight differences in size between manufacturers, too.
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Tocsik wrote:The 100/90 10's tend to be just a little wider than the 3.5X10's.
I dunno, just makes me feel better having a little more "rubber on the road".
I think they look better being a little wider, too (I know that's silly).

Granted, there are slight differences in size between manufacturers, too.
Awesome! I find that compelling. I would love to have wider tires, to be frank.
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redcass wrote:
Tocsik wrote:The 100/90 10's tend to be just a little wider than the 3.5X10's.
I dunno, just makes me feel better having a little more "rubber on the road".
I think they look better being a little wider, too (I know that's silly).

Granted, there are slight differences in size between manufacturers, too.
Awesome! I find that compelling. I would love to have wider tires, to be frank.
ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNND, ordered. If I can believe their estimates, I'll be riding safely again Friday afternoon.
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I would love to have wider tires, to be frank.
You don't look like Frank :P
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TomCat wrote:
I would love to have wider tires, to be frank.
You don't look like Frank :P
Nice. :wink:
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TomCat wrote:
I would love to have wider tires, to be frank.
You don't look like Frank :P
Surely you can't be serious.

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redcass wrote:realized the middle 2 inches or so has no tread left.
You need to turn more, to even out the wear pattern. :lol:
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Syd wrote:
redcass wrote:realized the middle 2 inches or so has no tread left.
You need to turn more, to even out the wear pattern. :lol:
DUDE!!!! That is so right! If I keep going around in circles, I'll probably be good for a couple more years!
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Totally!
I just went on a ride today that really used the edges of my tires.
You know you're in for a great ride when you have road signs like the following (Google street view from my route):
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I sure do wish I'd gotten into scoots when I was up there in the 80s and 90s. Gotta love the canyons up to the Peak to Peak.
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Tocsik wrote:Totally!
I just went on a ride today that really used the edges of my tires.
You know you're in for a great ride when you have road signs like the following (Google street view from my route):
Gotta love Coal Creek Cyn Rd - my brother lives way up at the top, just over the line into (nominal) Bolder...
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redhandmoto wrote:
Tocsik wrote:Totally!
I just went on a ride today that really used the edges of my tires.
You know you're in for a great ride when you have road signs like the following (Google street view from my route):
Gotta love Coal Creek Cyn Rd - my brother lives way up at the top, just over the line into (nominal) Bolder...
STOP IT!!!! I MEAN IT!!!!
I'm jealous enough!

All I have around here is grid-grid-grid through corn and soybean fields. With an occasional "hill" over an interstate. :cry:

But THAT'S why my tire wore the way it did, right?
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