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post #1 of 16 Old 05-19-2006, 07:54 AM
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Tire break in

Best way of scuffing new tires or at
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post #2 of 16 Old 05-19-2006, 08:25 AM
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Ride! I do about 100 miles on them and try to do a little weaving back and forth to rub them in. That works pretty well for rear tires. For the front I use some hard braking.

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What about the edges? In my hood all roads are twisty. So the basic scuffing happens. What happens when you get into the "still fresh" areas on the sides? You are definately putting latteral forces on them at this point. Just go a little at a time or something? I want to go to Deals on Monday and I will have to put on some new shoes.

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I go out & put mis. on 'em. ...gradually each corner lean a little more, push 'em a little harder.

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When are you leaving for Deals?

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What about the edges? In my hood all roads are twisty. So the basic scuffing happens. What happens when you get into the "still fresh" areas on the sides? You are definately putting latteral forces on them at this point. Just go a little at a time or something? I want to go to Deals on Monday and I will have to put on some new shoes.
Not to fret my friend... I just put on a set of metz racetec's & only got to put 30mis. on 'em. So I will be taking it easy @ the Gap till they are scuff'd in. I'm guessing Gap should actually be a good place for scuffing... not too fast, just nice slow corners to scuff up at ones confidence.

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Well, when are you going?

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I usually clean my tires with a degreaser before going out on new rubber. I use the bug scrubber sponge, and something like dish soap. Then dry with the leaf blower. I have no idea if it helps or not, but it gives me peace of mind.

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That sounds good. I have done something similar with Michelin tires on my road bicycle.

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Well, when are you going?
planning to leave tonite, Mulford & I taking turns driving, & be there mid/late morrow morning.

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Go like the wind. Fart.

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I usually clean my tires with a degreaser before going out on new rubber. I use the bug scrubber sponge, and something like dish soap. Then dry with the leaf blower. I have no idea if it helps or not, but it gives me peace of mind.
Dawn and a scrub brush before you even mount the tires. Then I scrub and weave progressively getting farther and farther over. Within a 100 miles they're scrubbed and ready to go.

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Put on new tires & ride like normal. It slides once to the left & then once to the right & then they are fine...

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how profound...but also true

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You can try a belt sander and 3 wire brushes, I would never do it though...
I on the other hand did slow figure eights in an empty parking lot.

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