Thread: Tire wobbly
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Tire wobbly

Got a Bell tire, 26x2.25. It doesn't come away from the rim like the other one, but it still does a little.

However, I think I might know what the problem is. I think I might need a different tube. The original wheel is narrow, but had a 2.125 tire mounted on it. When I put this other tire on, I noticed that the partially inflated tube seemed a little big. This would make sense for a narrower rim - the tire being held close together at the rim would have the tube inside at a slightly larger diameter. On a wider wheel, with the tire beads further apart, the tube should have a smaller diameter.

I'll see what I can do about a tube, but I think I'm going to keep this Bell tire. It looks nice.
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