Tyre sidewalls, threads coming loose

pclay

Über Member
Location
Rugby
hi, my tyres are now 2000 miles old, and the sidewalls have started falling apart. By this, I mean threads are coming off the sidewalls like in the photo. Is this anything to worry about? I’ve found these threads wrapped around skewers and jockey wheels in the past. Are these tyres now ready for the bin?

Thanks

Ps, they are the cheap Wiggle own brand tyres (LifeLine Essential Road Tyre at £9.99 each)

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Sharky

Veteran
Location
Kent
Don't like the idea of threads coming off and getting caught up in the drive train, but as long as there is no bulging anywhere, the side walls are probably ok.
 
I noticed this on my 32 mm rear gatorskin hardshell so cleared the threads away. I usually run it at 80 psi so pumped it up to the max permitted 94 psi and it held ok, so let it down to 80 psi and carried on using it.
 

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I wouldn't be overly worried. This is something i have experienced/suffered, just remove the excess thread and then continue as you are but monitor the tyre wall occasionally to check it doesn't develop into something more serious.
 

andrew_s

Guru
Location
Gloucester
The threads come from a fabric strip that gets stuck on to protect the tyre casing from the rim hook. Continental tyres are well known for similar loose threads.

Just snip off the loose threads with scissors.
 
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