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Archive for July 7th, 2011

Why Our Bike Tires Wear Lopsided

It has nothing to do with the load o’ tools in the left underseat bag on my Tour Easy. It has everything to do with the fact that we ride on the shoulder of crowned roads.

Faired Tour Easy on crowned road

Faired Tour Easy on crowned road

Here’s a cross-section of one defunct Schwalbe Marathon rear tire with the tread obviously thicker on the left side, which would be the right side of the mounted tire:

Schwalbe Marathon tire cross-section

Schwalbe Marathon tire cross-section

Maybe I should change the tires more often?

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