I got home okay .... but

This old friend died of old age. Thousands of kms together.

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Comment by Dabba on April 7, 2009 at 10:52am
Seems a pity to throw away a tyre with as much tread left on it as the top one. Was it worth trying to salvage by lining it with a PEP bottle cut to fit as a tyre liner for that section?
Comment by Streetsweeper on April 7, 2009 at 11:33am
Interesting idea. I never thought of soft drink bottle patches.

I commonly use rubber patches cut from my old heavier tubes but this cut was way too big for that.

Too late to try now. The tyre is at the bottom of the recycling bin under all the bottles from my sons 18th birthday party. I not digging under all that crap to recover the tyre.

To be honest I wasn't all that happy with the tyre. Way too big, heavy and slow and while the tyre was very new (<1000km), the rubber wear was already significant.

The replacement I purchased yesterday is a Continental. Much lighter and thinner, but still with plenty of 'meat' on the running surface and kevlar reinforcement on the walls as well as in puncture resist layer.

I think the trip into work this morning was 3-4kph faster than on the Serfas tyre.

The only problem now seems to be my shifters have worn out - looks like an expensive month at the bike shop.


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