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Tyre wobble after fitting

step83step83 Posts: 3,866
edited October 2013 in MTB general
This annoyed me a fair bit today. Realised id put my Rubber Queen on backward so flipped it round. Now its got a fair bit of wobble/distortion which it didnt have on the other way round. I tried fitting it twice pushing the tyre fully into the centre channel and inflating quick with some lube to try an get it to sit correctly, no joy. Any ideas what i can do or id i should worry?

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  • Seems odd if it was ok the other way. Keep trying, let it down wiggle it about and make sure it is all seated
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Pump it up to a silly pressure like 60psi.
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  • Also try rubbing some washing up liquid along the bead, particularly if you find an area where the mould lines on the sidewall get closer to the rim.
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    cooldad wrote:
    Pump it up to a silly pressure like 60psi.

    Yeah careful with that, I had to do the same with my rubber queens the other day and ended up blowing the tube before I managed to get it seated properly on the rim.

    Second attempt worked, I think I'll leave the RQ's on this time.
  • SiarmSiarm Posts: 102
    Briggo wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Pump it up to a silly pressure like 60psi.

    Yeah careful with that, I had to do the same with my rubber queens the other day and ended up blowing the tube before I managed to get it seated properly on the rim.


    Yeah ditto, done this the other day in the garage, was rather loud and ears were ringing afterwards.. :roll:
  • KajjalKajjal Posts: 3,404
    Friend also did that in wales in a car park. It is good advice for road bikes but be a bit careful for MTB's.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,866
    Well took it to 60, an back down no change, changed tack. Added some lube on the rim tried again same problem. Not sure if its the tube causing it so ill swap that in the week, Rim is true though made me double check when it didnt seat this time.
    Not something as simple as a duff tube possibly?
  • You said it was fine the other way though.
  • SiarmSiarm Posts: 102
    You put soap on the tyre edge itself?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Briggo wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Pump it up to a silly pressure like 60psi.

    Yeah careful with that, I had to do the same with my rubber queens the other day and ended up blowing the tube before I managed to get it seated properly on the rim.

    Second attempt worked, I think I'll leave the RQ's on this time.
    60isn't exactly crazy high - about the upper stated limit for most MTB tyres.
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  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    cooldad wrote:
    Briggo wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Pump it up to a silly pressure like 60psi.

    Yeah careful with that, I had to do the same with my rubber queens the other day and ended up blowing the tube before I managed to get it seated properly on the rim.

    Second attempt worked, I think I'll leave the RQ's on this time.
    60isn't exactly crazy high - about the upper stated limit for most MTB tyres.

    Tell that to the continental MTB tube that blew in my face.
  • duskdusk Posts: 583
    cooldad wrote:
    Briggo wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    Pump it up to a silly pressure like 60psi.

    Yeah careful with that, I had to do the same with my rubber queens the other day and ended up blowing the tube before I managed to get it seated properly on the rim.

    Second attempt worked, I think I'll leave the RQ's on this time.
    60isn't exactly crazy high - about the upper stated limit for most MTB tyres.
    I've gone higher to get tyres seated
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  • Had a similar problem with a front X King 29er, took it off and put it on several times. Ended up getting some On-One Smorgasbord’s much better tyre and only £30 for two.
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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,866
    You said it was fine the other way though.

    True, makes no sense how it can be like that though
    Had a similar problem with a front X King 29er, took it off and put it on several times. Ended up getting some On-One Smorgasbord’s much better tyre and only £30 for two.

    May just take it clean off the rim an start from scratch its got me miffed
  • GT-ArrowheadGT-Arrowhead Posts: 2,507
    Have a go at taking it to 10PSI ish then ride it up and down the road for a little bit, thats worked for me before. The fairy liquid trick also worked but i dont know why its not working for you :/
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