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How long can a tyre be used?

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    Posted: 03 April 2018 at 5:28pm
My Kingcycle front Wobler racing slick has developed a lot of age cracks. The only tyre I can find to replace it is a Kojak, not as good a tyre as the Wobler. Should I change it?
 
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I think I'd change it... What size is it??

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Be like Burt Munro and fill the cracks with boot polish Smile.
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Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

I think I'd change it... What size is it??

17" ETRO 32-369. Been on the bike for about 17 years.

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Originally posted by GeoffBird GeoffBird wrote:

Be like Burt Munro and fill the cracks with boot polish Smile.

Well he went a lot faster than I ever will, even downhill. LOL

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Ah - limited tyre choice to say the least! Kojak sounds the best bet...

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Well I changed it but the inside looked OK. I'd forgotten I'd put Kevlar tape between the tube and tyre because the first Wobler I put on was damaged beyond repair within the first 200 yds by a piece if glass, and at £75 a time I was hoping to avoid a repeat. Not sure how though as the carcass was cut right through and the tube was bulging out. Just bad luck I guess. All the others wore out before getting punctures.
 
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