NOS tires OK?

NOS tires OK?

Post by Rob Weinsto » Mon, 22 Mar 2004 02:28:00


I came across an offer to purchase NOS tubulars. They are in new,
never used condition, but are 10 years old. These were nice tires,
back then.

Is using these tires a bad idea? I already know what has happened to
my 10 year old USED tires.

Thanks and regards,

Rob

 
 
 

NOS tires OK?

Post by Ciphe » Mon, 22 Mar 2004 03:32:02

  > I came across an offer to purchase NOS tubulars. They are in new, never
  > used condition, but are 10 years old. These were nice tires, back then.
  > Is using these tires a bad idea? I already know what has happened to my
  > 10 year old USED tires.
  > Thanks and regards,
  > Rob

I think I would pass on them. (10 years of sitting in the garage or
furnace room can't possibly do the *** any good...)

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NOS tires OK?

Post by JayofMontrea » Mon, 22 Mar 2004 09:11:40


Quote:
> I came across an offer to purchase NOS tubulars. They are in new,
> never used condition, but are 10 years old. These were nice tires,
> back then.

In 1994 Al Qaeda was a guy hung out at your local bar, Yahoo was something
that cowboys said, High speed was 19.2Kbps and Broadband was a derogatory
term for female entertainment.

What was it you asked about those ancient tires?

Quote:

> Is using these tires a bad idea? I already know what has happened to
> my 10 year old USED tires.

> Thanks and regards,

> Rob

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NOS tires OK?

Post by A Muz » Mon, 22 Mar 2004 09:27:35

Quote:

> I came across an offer to purchase NOS tubulars. They are in new,
> never used condition, but are 10 years old. These were nice tires,
> back then.

> Is using these tires a bad idea? I already know what has happened to
> my 10 year old USED tires.

I'd want to see them first. I recently bought n.o.s. genuine
Italian  ParisRoubaix in perfect condition, sealed in
plastic for twenty years.

I've seen others dried out, frayed and useless.

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Open every day since 1 April, 1971

 
 
 

NOS tires OK?

Post by Zog The Undeniabl » Tue, 23 Mar 2004 01:35:38

Quote:

> I came across an offer to purchase NOS tubulars. They are in new,
> never used condition, but are 10 years old. These were nice tires,
> back then.

> Is using these tires a bad idea? I already know what has happened to
> my 10 year old USED tires.

If they've been kept boxed in the dark they may be OK.  I've had some
extremely good Specialized folders from *bay.