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Old 05-28-2004, 09:37 AM   #1
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:50 AM   #2
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Go ride it really fast on wet leaves.
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:58 AM   #3
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Are you trying to ruin this guy's new tires? Everybody knows that before riding on any wet surface that several protective coats of Armor All shoud be applied to the new rubber to protect it from dry rot. VWW
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:00 AM   #4
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You might try just taking it easy for the first 50 miles or so. Only takes an hour. Just enjoy the scenery instead of riding like a bat out of hell. You might not have any scenery where you live. So put on a walkman and listen to the Doobie Brothers instead.



Or you could "scrub" the back tire by doing a long burnout while rocking the bike from side to side. Scream like a girl as loudly as you can while doing this.



Then do some stoppies.



Another possibility is getting a hand drill and a wire brush and scuffing up the tire, like Buzglyd does to hide the chicken strips.



I'm sure MR. ALLCAPS has even better suggestions.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: How do you scrub down new tires?

There is an easy method for scrubbing in both tires. Ride it like THIS.
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: How do you scrub down new tires?

You expected good, solid advice from THIS BUNCH???

I've never heard of a product or procedure to do what you ask. Which only means that I'm ignorant of such product or procedure if they exist....

From the useless info dept: LP record fans have a similar problem with mold release compound on their black vinyl records, but instead of falling down and going boom, you LP sound just kinda sucks. There are a bunch of products for removing LP record crud..NONE of which I'd put on a bike tire. I would not even put it on KPAUL's tires....

Geez, just ride easy for 50 miles. I mean, is that too much sacrifice for a nice set of rubbers?
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:10 AM   #7
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If I only could! With apologies to "The Cable Guy"...watching that made me as happy as Jim Nabors pushing a wheelbarrow of a**holes!
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:16 AM   #8
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Don't forget to scuff up the leathers too so you can tell the chicks you "went down."
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Old 05-28-2004, 10:24 AM   #9
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Never tried it but I've heard of people using the green rough side of one of those sponges, steel wool, or sandpaper.
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