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'Morning,

I was rummaging through my dads stuff yesterday, picking up 300-400lbs of bar/flat/ sheet stock and remembered his collection of misc bike parts in the stable.

What is the general concensus, would you use a 10 year old tire for anything but mock up? I found 3 good Dunlop 3"x21" front tires. The rubber looks and feels good, they were stored inside so they didn't get beaten by the elements... but would you trust them on a semi-daily runner?

Mark-Anthony Rice
 

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Re: not so new guy from the HAMB, but new here... would you school me on 10yr old tires.

markanthony said:
'Morning,

I was rummaging through my dads stuff yesterday, picking up 300-400lbs of bar/flat/ sheet stock and remembered his collection of misc bike parts in the stable.

What is the general concensus, would you use a 10 year old tire for anything but mock up? I found 3 good Dunlop 3"x21" front tires. The rubber looks and feels good, they were stored inside so they didn't get beaten by the elements... but would you trust them on a semi-daily runner?

Mark-Anthony Rice
Hey Mark,

What kind of Dunlops...??? I might have a guy here who might be interested in buying one of you (if it's the one I'm thinking of)..

And, if they feel allright... I wouldn't be scared to run one daily. I think my Avon is about 10 years old too....
 

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Re: not so new guy from the HAMB, but new here... would you school me on 10yr old tires.

It's the sidwall cracks that weaken the ability for the tire to preform in cornors. I wouldn't be too afraid if the intended use is not high perfomance and the tire was free of blems. Check with a magnifying glass, in and out. I would spring for new tubs and bands.
 

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Re: not so new guy from the HAMB, but new here... would you school me on 10yr old tires.

Flyin' Dutchman said:
Hey Mark,

What kind of Dunlops...??? I might have a guy here who might be interested in buying one of you (if it's the one I'm thinking of)..

And, if they feel allright... I wouldn't be scared to run one daily. I think my Avon is about 10 years old too....
I'll get the numbers off the tires and let you know tomorrow or later tonite...
 
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