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General Category => Freewheeling => Folders => Topic started by: quixoticgeek on September 19, 2019, 05:03:17 pm

Title: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: quixoticgeek on September 19, 2019, 05:03:17 pm

I'm noticing that the right hand side of the tyres on my Brompton seems to wear faster than the left side. Especially on the rear wheel. It's happened with both a marathon plus, and a normal marathon tyre.

Any ideas what would be causing this? The current rear tyre has had about a roughly 50:50 usage cycling on both the correct side of the road, and the right side of the road.

J
Title: Re: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: simonp on September 19, 2019, 05:17:33 pm
Possibly a misalignment of the frame or you might be riding with the bike leaning e.g. if you have one pannier or uneven loading of panniers?
Title: Re: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: quixoticgeek on September 19, 2019, 10:22:51 pm
Possibly a misalignment of the frame or you might be riding with the bike leaning e.g. if you have one pannier or uneven loading of panniers?

No panniers...

J
Title: Re: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: bludger on September 19, 2019, 10:25:17 pm
I saw a photo from a cyclist in Australia showing the same thing. Apparently it's because of the road camber, for drainage purposes.  Can't find it now though.
Title: Re: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: Kim on September 19, 2019, 10:27:59 pm
I tend to lean the bike slightly to one side when I'm riding, judging by my default view of the front wheel.  Presumably because my body's a bit wonky.  I think this is a bigger factor than camber or luggage distribution.
Title: Re: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: rogerzilla on September 22, 2019, 05:57:08 pm
Coriolis forces  ;)
Title: Re: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: Aunt Maud on September 23, 2019, 12:51:07 pm
Ring road ?
Title: Re: Uneven tyre wear
Post by: andrew_s on September 23, 2019, 03:26:19 pm
I saw a photo from a cyclist in Australia showing the same thing. Apparently it's because of the road camber, for drainage purposes.
In NL, the road camber would bias wear to the left side of the tyre (though I expect most cyclepaths have no regular camber).

The answer is probably to turn the tyre(s) round occasionally