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Crack lines on tire

designramadesignrama Posts: 7
edited August 2019 in Road beginners
Hi,

I bought a two years old endurance bike (2016 Giant Defy Advanced 2) from craigs list last weekend and discovered there's a series of crack lines around the rear tire (stock). Some crack lines' Inner lining is visible if I squeeze the sidewalls. Image below is just a portion of it, there are bunch crack lines around the entire tire. Does it need to be replaced? Thanks.

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  • lemonenemalemonenema Posts: 238
    im having difficulty working out is this the inside of the tyre? Is it a tubeless or standard tyre?
    If the cracks arent all the way through and you are using tubes then you could 'reinforce' them with a layer of duct tape if you were concerned
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    chuck them away and buy some new ones. don't be tight.

    #theycostafiver.buysomenewones.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,600
    chuck them away and buy some new ones. don't be tight.

    #theycostafiver.buysomenewones.
    Yup! Sounds like old unused perished tyres.
    Then again, crack lines you say? Hmmmm :lol:
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    pblakeney wrote:
    chuck them away and buy some new ones. don't be tight.

    #theycostafiver.buysomenewones.
    Yup! Sounds like old unused perished tyres.
    Then again, crack lines you say? Hmmmm :lol:

    are crack lines the same as county lines?

    #errr,nothingtodowithmeOfficer
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    lemonenema wrote:
    im having difficulty working out is this the inside of the tyre? Is it a tubeless or standard tyre?
    If the cracks arent all the way through and you are using tubes then you could 'reinforce' them with a layer of duct tape if you were concerned


    or buy some new ones for a fiver and not get dead didease.

    #don'tbetight
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 636
    I can't see the picture, but personally I never risk anything related to tyres or brakes.
    You can get reasonable tyres cheap.
  • cyclecliniccycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    technically if the tyre is not bulging its safe but cracked rubber is perishing and its not going to get better with age. also the risk of puncturing is higher.
    http://www.thecycleclinic.co.uk -wheel building and other stuff.
  • lemonenema wrote:
    im having difficulty working out is this the inside of the tyre? Is it a tubeless or standard tyre?
    If the cracks arent all the way through and you are using tubes then you could 'reinforce' them with a layer of duct tape if you were concerned

    Image is exterior of stock tire that came with the bike. I'll replace them. Thanks
  • lemonenemalemonenema Posts: 238
    yep definitely replace if its the exterior
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