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 Post subject: Seating Tight Tires
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Noob question alert!

I've searched the great web a few times for some basic bike 101 stuff so I wouldn't have to ask, but I just can't seem to figure this one out. I think I've even asked a shop owner before.

How do you get tight tires to seat evenly on both sides of the rim? I had a tough time getting my new Vee tire over the rim, and I can't tell if the tire is on the bead shelf or in the center of the rim. When I spin the tire it hops and wobbles.

I've had this problem with other tires and just ended up living with it as it's not noticeable unless you look at the tire. There's got to be a proper way to mount tires without wobbles. I found a video which I thought was pretty thorough, I tried everything except over inflating and being persistent.




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 Post subject: Re: Seating Tight Tires
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 10:43 pm 
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soapy water always works for me. I don't think he stressed that enough. Take the tire off and slather the bead good with some frothy soapy water. Use shampoo or dish soap. My old 26" Nokians were impossible unless I soaped them


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 Post subject: Re: Seating Tight Tires
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 10:51 pm 
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Tubed or tubeless?


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 Post subject: Re: Seating Tight Tires
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 10:57 pm 
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Tubed

Thanks MiniT, I'll try that. I had a little brush and I wasn't putting much on.


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