Are my tyres done for?

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t0mmyw
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Are my tyres done for?

Postby t0mmyw » Mon Sep 30, 2013 17:20 pm

I found a set of kenda blue groove tyres under my decking. I put them there about 3 years ago and promptly forgot they existed. Got them out today and they look ok, but are very stiff. ie they are circular, but don't flex a whole lot.

Will keeping them in the house for a couple of days "loosen them up", or has 3 winters made them scrap? How would I test them without sticking them on and hoping for the best?

Cheers
Bike List: Giant Trance x1 & Cube Acid 29er
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gazeddy
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Re: Are my tyres done for?

Postby gazeddy » Mon Sep 30, 2013 18:20 pm

likely scrap due to the rubber perishing
I rode what you dug last summer

FishFish
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Re: Are my tyres done for?

Postby FishFish » Mon Sep 30, 2013 19:08 pm

Polymer cross linking - they've got a bit tyred!
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t0mmyw
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Re: Are my tyres done for?

Postby t0mmyw » Tue Oct 01, 2013 08:15 am

i thought as much. ah well, at least its an excuse to get to the bike shop!
Bike List: Giant Trance x1 & Cube Acid 29er
Bike Want List: BMX of some sort
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