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Old 10-26-2009, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: High Speed Rear Blowouts

slowing down isn't a solution, it's a compromise.

it's a pretty common problem. seems like it mostly happens with thicker tubes.

i dunno if this would work with slime tubes, 'cause i'd never go near them (i've seen some cool ghostbuster effects when they blow) but to properly seat a tire and tube when you first put them on, is to inflate them, then let all the air out, then fill them back up. this helps to make sure you don't have a fold or a twist in them.

one trick i've done is rough up the rim where the bead of the tire sits. you don't want it jagged, you want like a knurled surface. gives the tire something to grip.
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