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Does this mean my tire was made in 2001??
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Can't get your picture to pull but if you even suspect your bike tire is over 7 years old I'd loose it fast. Road rash and broken bones hurt.

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If I'm seeing it right, manufactured the third week of 2001.

Determining the Age of a Tire
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=11

Just got an email today .. Pinwall has a sale on Shinko tires. I like mine.

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Where do you guys get tires? How much life do you get out of them?

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Where do you guys get tired? How much life do you get out of them?

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I usually get tired at home just before bed.lol.seriously I go to a guy in Sherburne NY who gives me pretty good deals

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I buy off the internet and take them to the local bike shop to get them mounted for $28 each.
Mileage really depends on your riding style but I get about 12,000 miles per set.

Softer tires tend to grip better but wear faster. I like the Pirelli Night Dragon tires which give really good grip in the twisties but aren't so soft they wear out too fast.

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This is disappointing. I thought I had ok tires. The trend is ok. The rear has a little age cracking but otherwise ok (Dunlop Qualifier). Now I had to drop a bunch of cash on tires.
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Just think about when you say cracking on the only things keeping you upright.if a tire blows at sixty...

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4000 miles on mine, no sign of wear. Cost: $122 for the set, delivered. From Pinwall Cycle through Ebay.

http://shinkotiresdirect.com/product...7svhfdomr1a3d2

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Shinko are great budget tires. I have one on my second bike that I just got for $76 shipped online. I'm moving up to the Commander II on my main bike. Mult-compound and they're supposed to last a looong time. Cheapest source I could find is americanmototire.com, about $140. Metzeler also came out with the 888 or triple-8 to compete with the Commander II. I went with the Michelins because Metzeler had been having QC issues a few years ago. Hopefully that's resolved by now.

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