Now that I have a camera again I can show you that NOS tire eaten up by country roads. This one blew out, but the others aren't looking very good either.
They looked beautiful and new when they were unwrapped, but they sure didn't last long.
WOW, how old are they Jeff?
They sure didn't. Any guesses on the miles you were able to get out of them?
Another example that the "Establishment" view that NOS is always better is "fake news"
What wheel position ??? Curious.....
I'm only guessing, but even though a tire is nicely wrapped and nice looking whence unwrapped most likely can get dry rotted after so many years even in the wrapper.
They look like are made of REALLY soft rubber...
What's the problem?
The air is just on the outside!
I was on a stagg 1 and 2 cylender tour with a buddy he had white tire 300 miles tour end they where shot
Whites tires are pretty but leave them for shows and museums
I call them sissy tires. I agree with Bob. The only one to have flats on our tours had white tires. Not a good tire for touring...IMHO.
White tyres without carbon filler making them black are soft and will wear out quickly. White looks good but alas will not last. Steve were you experiencing any out of balance shakes as it seems the tyre wore badly at the point of failure.
That tire is so bald, you can see air!!
Duey, I would guess maybe as much as 500 miles. Certainly under 1000.
How long has it been since tyres were made in NZ? 25 years? 30 years? They sure seemed tough going on the rims, but that was all show.
Bob, this one was left rear.
Peter, I didn't notice any shakes, but I wouldn't have on this road. It was rather rough.
Steve you need stop smoking rubber off the line
Still nice and white! jb
IF "IF" I remember correctly, when I asked how old my (no miles) New Zealand Gum Dipped black tires were last year, it was suggested that before 1996 production stopped in New Zealand of the Firestone tires.
My tires were probably purchased in the very late 70's if that matters.
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I like the "Old" Wards Riverside black tires....they last much longer than the new tires offered today. I'm not a white tire guy.
Could you bond new black tread on them? The sidewalls look like they would still be good.
Mine are Canadian Goodyear's and I put them on my car fresh out of their wrappings back in 78...so far have had no problem with them, but then I don't drive any real "country roads" either...ours out here are all paved.
And it's been how long since a 30 x 3.5 clincher type drivers tire was made in Canada? Somewhere around 1955 I think. Maybe I should look into replacing these too.
Wow, Steve! That tire looks like it was made out of cake or biscuit mix. Bummer. Might be a good idea to check the "toe-in" on the rear tires. Perhaps the radius rods are out of adjustment or loose. The two rear tires should run parallel. (Zero toe-in.)
I doubt the toe-in theory, but I'll check it. The previous black tires ran on there for years without this problem.
Pretty serious sidewall cracking on that Goodyear. jb
So that's why the road has all those white dotted lines on it.
So far I have 1100 miles on my current set of whites from Langs this spring. They still look exactly as they did in a previous picture I posted when they were at around 200 miles. The tits are still there, wear is negligible. And they're still white! Yahoooo!