This is what thecouple of years old already once retired, before being pressed back into use, road bike tires suffering from effects of hard use, UV, as well as the double whammy of road chemicals and Winter weather tires I’m replacing today look like.

And I could still go out and do a century on them, highly aware of their state and behaving accordingly, without undue concern. These are mostly wonderful times we live in.

Illustration for article titled And they could still manage a century in an emergency the construction is so strong.

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