Bubble In Tire

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  1. cdat

    cdat New Member

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    I have what is probably a stupid question, but I have a reoccuring problem with air bubbles in my rear tire. I have changed tires, I have a brand new rear rim, I have replaced the rear tube several times. When I inflate the tire, I get a buldge in the rear and an annoying thump when I ride. I never have it happen up front, it is always the rear. What am I doing wrong?
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  2. domaindomain

    domaindomain New Member

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    Is the tyre seated properly on the rim?
     
  3. bikeguy

    bikeguy New Member

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    When you a put a tube in, make sure it isn't twisted and lays flat. Also, inflate the tube slightly before putting the tire on, then inflate all the way. Hope that helps.

    -Bikeguy
     
  4. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

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    is the wheel round ? very often the rim is slightly off round and on a cycletrainer , for example , this effect can be quite notable .
    also lots of tyres arenĀ“t that well made and this is one of the effects ( used to be worse with tubs )
     
  5. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    This usually means that the threads are breaking in an old tyre, not that there is an "air bubble". Is it an old tyre?
     
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