Conti GP4000S – thread peeling off?

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  • toemul
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    had the same on mine didn’t seem to make any difference great tyres the rear on mine must have lasted 5000 miles before it got a cut in the sidewall nowhere near where the thread came away front still good.

    mikey.b
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    Same as mine after looking on internet decided not worry too much about it and carry on riding.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Not GPs, but I’ve had that with my Conti Barons, so maybe it’s just a conti thing? I’m choosing to ignore it because I’m tight.

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Yes, same here. I bought a new set, but haven’t bothered putting them on yet and probably wont until the current ones actually break.

    bristolbiker
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    First thing – check your brake blocks aren’t riding over the top of the rim sidewall (either through wear or poor alignment) and contacting/wearing the carcass of the tyre when the brakes are applied.

    kevin1911
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    Thanks – that’s reassuring 🙂 I got horrible visions of impending doom when descending at 40mph last night ❗

    kevin1911
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    good point Bristolbiker – I’ve not checked that for a while

    bristolbiker
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    Actually, thinking about this a little more, I have had Gatorskins do do as you describe but have hapilly carried on until the tread surface died, so I may just be scare-mongering 😉

    uponthedowns
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    First thing – check your brake blocks aren’t riding over the top of the rim sidewall (either through wear or poor alignment) and contacting/wearing the carcass of the tyre when the brakes are applied.

    I’ve had the loose thread thing on a couple of sets of Conti 4000 and my first thought was this. But having checked the pads were not right on the edge of the rims it doesn’t appear to be the cause.

    samuri
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    Same here. When they get really old that seems to happen but doesn’t cause any obvious problems.

    Edric 64
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    Old Gp 3000s did that thread peeling thing ,im still using them !

    kevin1911
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    I’ve had a pair of Conti GP4000S tyres fitted to my winter bike for about 3 years now, and have noticed that there seems to be ‘thread’ peeling off the sidewalls just above where the tyres go into the rim.

    Does this mean it’s time to replace them, or is it nothing to worry about?

    The actual contact surface is hardley worn.

    Cheers,
    Kevin

    tonyd
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    I have gatorskins on my bike that have been doing the same for the last 2000 miles or so, I wouldn’t worry about it.

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