Originally Posted by riverszzr
So we warned you the tire is not safe, why on earth would you "need" to go try your new brake pads? It isn't like with that tire you can actually test them out.
Make sure you bed them in, but don't crash doing it.
Because I had been having brake trouble and I wanted to see if new pads fixed the problem--which it did. Besides, I wasn't going around corners with it; the tread in the center is still OK.
Can someone explain to me why there is a different "layer" of rubber showing through on the bald spots, though? I'm confused, because I thought it went straight to the cords. It's actually stickier than the surface tread.