Bicycle Repair/wobbly rear tire


Des wrote at 2009-08-05 15:40:50
The rim can be straight and the tire can be perfect.  The problem is the tire is not seating properly.  I have had this problem multiple times and again just recently.  Check the tire for moulding tags/nipples on the edge of the bead.  If there are any use some nail clippers and trim them. Apply some talc to the bead and also to rim if you want this will create a slick surface.  partially inflate the tire and check both sides to see if it looks to be seating ok.  Inflate to maximum, sometimes there will be a popping sound as the tire seats.  Tire should be ok now.

Bob wrote at 2013-06-12 14:03:44
I had the same experience while riding the Katy trail.  I bought a new tire.  The guy at the bicycle shop said the inside of the tire tread had shifted due to a failure of the inner lining.


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