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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-24-2007, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Someone slit my new rear tire!

I barely have 100 miles on my new Metzlers and went out this morning to go ahead and add the Ride-On to them and found that someone has slit the rear tire on the right sidewall. Looks like an exacto knife slit about 10 inches straight across the sidewall, and it's spreading open with the air pressure. I don't know when it happened, as it's been parked here most of the last two weeks because of all the rainy days we've had. Of course I've been taking it easy too, lucky since they are new tires. Oh well, now to get another new tire. I don't have any enemies that I know of so I'm thinking it must just be vandalism.

Lesson learned though. I'll be checking my tires before every ride from now on.

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Sorry to hear about that fergy!

Now if only you could find the person that did that and take an exacto knife to their... umm.... nevermind

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aw fergy... sorry to hear that. i'd be angry enough if it were an old tire... but a new tire with less than 100 miles? good thing you caught it before you tried to hit the road.

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Yeah, I really am thankful I caught it. One of my near future rides would have been a rough one, I'm afraid.

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Wow Fergy, That bites !! If it wasn't for you going to add the Ride-
On, do you think you would've looked at the tires?
Good thing you did !!

At first I was going to say maybe something sharp rubbed against it while riding, but if it's straight across, probably not.

Might not hurt to have a good look at it once you get it changed, just to be sure it's not a manufacturers defect. Don't know how you could tell though?!


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wow that is bad... sometimes i wonder if people realize that doing that to a bike can end up killing someone. No different then cutting the brake lines on a car. Did you report it to the police? who knows maybe its a group going around doing it. I know in dallas they will ride around throwing rocks through windows in cars on the side of the road. Glad you cought it before riding off.

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That sucks dude, I live in some what crappy part of town my appt manager told me they have had kids knocking bikes over. So i rented a garage 70 bucks a month of insurance.

As for the rear tire i have a spair with only 300 miles on it if u want it. just pay shipping.
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That does svck Fergy. That person needs a blanket party.

Glad you caught it or it could have been much worse.

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Sorry to hear the news, Fergy.......

Obviously, it's good that you find this now, rather than later.

Just out of curiousity, did this happen while the bike was under a bike cover?.....
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