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Refitting old tyres?

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Stuart D, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Stuart D

    Stuart D Active Member

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    I have a pair of Continental Escape tyres in the garage which I took off about 4 years ago to fit TKC's. I'm going to be doing quite a bit of road only this summer and was wondering if refitting would cause problems ie casings hardened. There's not cracking in the tread but my previous rear the tread delaminated.
     
  2. Zimtim

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    If not kept in the baking heat of England they probably be alright.
    But do check the date of manufacture look for a 4 digit number that will you the week and year of manufacture (09/17) tyres do have a shelf life which if I recall is something like 7-10 years.
    At the end of the day it is your choice, if you have any doubts it is probably best.not to fit them.
     
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  3. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    They'll be ok if stored half sensibly
     
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  4. Paul-S

    Paul-S Active Member Forum Supporter

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    I used a used set from 2012 that were on my spare wheels when I did a Pyrenees trip. They were fine over winter while I had my main wheels refurbished
     
  5. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    When I bought the VFR750 a couple of years ago, the rear was a Bridgestone Cyrox or something or other, the date code predated 2000 and could well have been mid '90s.
    It still got me on a cold, damp, dreary 300 mile trip in January & felt 'OK'
     
  6. Stuart D

    Stuart D Active Member

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    Did 450 miles of fairly spirited riding and they felt fine, felt funny not having the low speed vibration of TKC's, but when I had a good look when back home the front had developed a number of small cracks. Bought new front Escape to finish back one out, well probably have to buy another back to finish the front one out.
    Thanks for your input guys
     

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