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    Chunk of Ritchey Force tire gone?

    Quick question, these Ritchey Force tires are hardly used (which could be the issue) and I recently noticed a chunk o tire missing where there used to be tread... Any ideas to keep this from progressing? Is this what happens when old tires finally get used, no matter how well they were "preserved"? Sucks

    Chunk of Ritchey Force tire gone?-ritchey-force.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benster View Post
    Any ideas to keep this from progressing?
    Don't ride em'.


    OnZa bought NOS, less than 20 miles of use.



    The GC's pictured here...


    Now look like this after three rides:
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    I hate old tires. Throw me out but I never ride on vintage tires. They are great for photos though.

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    I had been intending to ask where you all buy your skinwall colored tire paint. Now I see it's SHENANIGANS!
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    I called shenanigans first. I think like yesterday. Somewhere.

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    Well that stinks. I guess its the price we pay to ride cool OG tires. Perhaps the best solution if side walls are preferred is to buy the new First Flight Panaracers? I believe new Smoke/Darts are now being reissued as well.

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    Well....some tires are better than others. Rumpfy isn't exactly the best example as he will purposefully skid his tires.
    Last edited by girlonbike; 04-17-2013 at 05:27 PM.

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    Thoroughly clean missing area w alcohol, gently rough up surface w emery cloth, apply shoe goo in tread vacant area. Let dry 24 hrs, ride e'm +monitor surface area for bulging....goo...d as new

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Rumpfy isn't exactly the best example as he will purposefully skid his tires.
    And probably do the same with other people's bikes and tires. That's why if he should ride one of mine he needs to use his own rubber!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    And probably do the same with other people's bikes and tires. That's why if he should ride one of mine he needs to use his own rubber!
    Aww, hey, I'm respectful of other peoples bikes/tires. I'm not a hamfisted rider, but I do enjoy stretching things out...and if an old tire or two gives up the ghost along the way, I can say it was an honorable death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    ...and if an old tire or two gives up the ghost along the way, I can say it was an honorable death.
    Is that what we are calling murder these days ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Aww, hey, I'm respectful of other peoples bikes/tires. I'm not a hamfisted rider, but I do enjoy stretching things out...and if an old tire or two gives up the ghost along the way, I can say it was an honorable death.
    Well in that case you can play with mine if I can play with yours.

    And not in the same way as you and Ameybrook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Well in that case you can play with mine if I can play with yours.

    And not in the same way as you and Ameybrook.
    Deal. Let me know if you change your mind on the other one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I hate old tires. Throw me out but I never ride on vintage tires. They are great for photos though.
    After your photo shoots send me those old vintage tires

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