Is there an manufacture age code on bike tyres that can help us mere mortals recognise the age of tyres?
Tyre Age Code
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So what make and numbers have you got?
Ageing a tyre
To identify their age, all tyres display a coded date of manufacture,
these codes are usually located in a box or circle on the tyre sidewall. The first
two digits represent the week and the second two the year of manufacture, ie. my back tyre is 1211 which means was manufactured around the end of March 2011
Many thanks for the info!
What is the safe shelf life of a bike tyre if not fitted
Shelf Life of Tyre
Found the following on the web.
"The shelf life of a tyre which is preserved in good conditions, that is, kept in an environment which is not exposed to direct sunlight, is dark, dry, and free from petroleum-derivatives or ozone-spreading sources is at least 5 years.
It is possible to preserve a tyre for longer periods without any damage, but then an expert should check and approve the tyre. In different sources, the shelf life of a tyre is quoted as 7-10 years."
bryfor59,please could you elaborate a bit more on the reply about the shelf life?" />
That was the Michelin Man's words not mine,