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Offline bazthebike

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Re: Age of a tire
Reply #10 on: April 30, 2021, 07:42:02 AM
November 20 fitted avon trailrider with 15 date stamp. if tyre has been stored correctly should be fine.


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Re: Age of a tire
Reply #11 on: April 30, 2021, 10:47:02 AM
When I bought racing tyres from Avon, they told me that the tyres have a 3-4 year life after first use. Keeping them out of sunlight (UV) when not in use is the way to preserve them. Not a problem for racing...
The guy I bought the frame from told me they were 4 years old. Turned out they were 9 years old!!! Tread was fine but slid all over the track, especially when wet... :034: :034: :034:
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Re: Age of a tire
Reply #12 on: May 08, 2021, 04:36:04 AM
Cycle Gear exchanged the rear tire for one that was newer, the date code was (1120), they did not even put up a stink, they said they could not select a tire by the date codes but they could choose another wharehouse other than Fresno Ca, where the two year old tire came from.  Now as soon as my metal valve stems arrive from the UK. I can get these mounted.  Thanks to everyone who posts on these threads, your all a great help and I enjoy reading your comments. :002:


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Re: Age of a tire
Reply #13 on: May 11, 2021, 09:24:43 PM
I think in the UK tyres have to be under 5 years old otherwise dealers aren't allowed to sell them.