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Maybe someone will post a photo of what should be there.

After you figure that out, start looking for a new set of tires. Those look done.

If they are original, they are really done...
 

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Thanks for the input jkv,
I think it is because the pic was taken at night and had some dirt on them from the driveway. The tires to me seemed to be decent and still had the little rubber spikes all around them.. The bike just had a safety done on it last year from previous owner and was only driven 31km since that safety was completed.
Even if they look good, you should still confirm their age.

The production date is 4 numbers in an oval on the sidewall like "2610". The first 2 are the week of the year (26th week), the second are the last 2 digits of the year of production (2010). Most riders will tell you that at 5 years, no matter the tread depth or look of the tire, they are ready to be replaced. Rubber dries out with time, and after a certain point the tire has given up a good portion of its available traction.

I've replaced new OEM cycle tires with 500 mi on them, because they were not good. I've done the same with brand-new OEM car tires after about 1000 mi because they were not good enough in the snow (rated as "unusable" by TireRack - below "poor") . I've also replaced another set of name brand car tires after only 3 years and less than 30,000 mi because they had dried out and lost too much of their original traction.

My point is - don't skimp on tires. They are important.
 
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