The rubber attached to the rim of your wheel. Flats, changing tires, selecting tires, etc.

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How tight should your stem valve nut be?

I just got new schrader valve tubes that have the rim fitting nut on them. Since this question has not been asked on here before, what is the proper tension that the nut should meet the rim? My ...
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is it possible to install 25c tyre on 23c wheel? [duplicate]

Can I fit a 25c tyre onto 23c wheel? Would it cause any problem on long term?
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What are “two-tone” tubular tires called? [duplicate]

What are those old "two-tone" tubular tires actually called?-- You know, the ones with the "natural-rubber" color on the sidewalls?
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Modern gumwall light touring tires?

Are there any modern road/light touring tires which look like the gumwall tires of yesteryear? In particular, I'm looking for all-weather road tires with serious puncture resistance, i.e. a ...
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New MTB tyre looks wobbly

I recently installed a pair of new tyres to my MTB. The front seems fine however the rear looks like it is not spinning completely centrally. This is a rather peculiar situation because the wheel ...
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What to check after blowing tire off rim

Recently, after mis-reading "35-65 PSI" on a tire sidewall as "35-85 PSI" (in retrospect the unusually huge range should have tipped me off), I inflated a tire rated for 65PSI max to 80PSI. A few ...
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Running tires with significantly different pressures?

I ordered a replacement for one of the old Schwalbe Marathon 700x28C tires on my ancient road bike, and it turns out that "new" Marathons of that size are meant to be inflated to 80-110psi despite ...
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Bike Tires & Tubes

Just purchased a bicycle that has 26 X 2.0 tires and I want to replace them with 26 X 2.2 road tires. Is that possible and would I need to replace the tubes with larger ones. Thanks
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Black threads are coming of my tire. Does it need to be replaced?

One of my bike tires have started shedding long black threads. I'm assuming that this means that something is not right. The tire has a folding bead. Does this mean that my tire should be replaced as ...
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What road tire should I buy for my new cyclocross

I'm a recreational rider wanting to get more serious with cycling. I like Cyclocross bikes for their versatility and plan on commuting to work using my new entry-level Nashbar CX1. I've heard that ...
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Lock to fit around Big Apple tyres (28x2.35)

I have a new bike on the way which has Big Apple tyres (28x2.35), which will be my first experience with tyres this big. I'll also be installing fenders. I'm wondering if my Kryptonite Evo Mini-5 is ...
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Heavy Rider (300lb+) - Please recommend a 26" tyre to avoid tyre pinch

I ride a hybrid on 26" rims currently fitted with hybrid tires. As I am 300lbs+ the rear tire runs permanently deformed/flat and the rims ride over the rubber causing tire pinch. Can anyone ...
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Minimum tire width to avoid snake bite

I have a road bike with 22mm tires. They are super fast, but I get them punctured a lot. I have decided to switch to wider tires to avoid snake bites, and I was wondering what would be the minimum ...
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Rear wheel noise

If i lift up my bicycle and spin the rear wheel, it sounds like its rubbing something, even though it does not have any direct contact with frame or brake pads. I checked it and its not rubbing ...
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Why do I keep getting flats?

I only bike for pleasure and sometimes to get around. I know very little about bikes. A few months ago I got a B'Twin mountain bike. Where I live now I do not feel safe biking in the city so I only ...
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Maxxis Hookworm Tires

I recently purchased two Maxxis Hookworm street tires. There are no rotation arrows on them. Does this mean it doesn't matter how they are mounted on the wheel?
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Flat tires every morning [duplicate]

I just bought a new bike. I ride about 3 times a week. The last 2 times I've taken my bike out the front tire has been completely flat. I put air in it the first time it happened and went for a 10mi ...
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Need new 27x1 1/4 (32x630) tires, would the ones stated ONLY as 27x1 1/4 (without the 32x630 specification) fit?

Bought an old raleigh bike that needs new tires. Already made the mistake with the 700c (with horrible frustrating results), so need a bit of help. I saw some Kenda ones that ONLY state 27x1 1/4 ...
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Smooth tires on wet road?

In this answer : link (With regard to tires, there seems to be a widespread belief that the mountain bike tires will grip all kinds of surfaces better, including asphalt: in other words, that they ...
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Tire compatibility for hybrid cruiser

I have a 28" Schwinn Yorkshire 700c hybrid cruiser. I got it since it was the only one in my price range but the problem is the tires are too slim for me and I'm used to much wider ones, so I was ...
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Kenda Kwest 100 psi tires (presta valve)

I am pretty new to bicycles. Got my hands on Kenda Kwest 100 PSI tires with presta valves and I have a couple of questions about inflating them. Using a floor pump, do I need to pump them a bit ...
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How to pump tire with cap that won't come off [closed]

I have a Schwinn bike from probably mid 2000's. The front tire has a regular valve cap that I can twist off and pump with a floor pump. The back tire has an oval cap that I cannot get off. And it ...
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Blue tyres for single speed [closed]

I need to change the tyres (700 x 25) of my single speed and I am looking for some good quality tyres, preferably blue. Do you have any suggestion on what could be a good match, or where to look? ...
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More or less skid patches for winter tires?

Update: this question is NOT about how to calculate the # of skid patches. I've always used http://www.bikecalc.com/skid_patch_calculator for that and the math is sound. So, I'm already thinking ...
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Increasing the size of tyres on a hybrid

We are planning on doing some mountain biking in a few weeks time and we'd like to get some wider tyres for my wife's hybrid. I know there are similar questions and answers out there on this topic, ...
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Tyres self-deflating after being in storage

I recently took an old Brompton bicycle out of storage after several years. The tyres were deflated (unsurprisingly) so I pumped up the inner tube to check for punctures. I couldn't find any obvious ...
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Can I inflate to 8bar?

I am quite new in the world of urban cycling and I am liking it A LOT. for the sake of curiosity I want my wheels to be as hard as possible, know how this feels and how my bike behaves. As of now, ...
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tube punctures near valve

my road bike got a puncture in the front wheel yesterday while I was riding down a big slope, it happened when I was braking the bike then I heard a pop. I stopped and replaced with a new tube, ...
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Strong tires for Trek Verve 3

I recently got a bargain on a Trek Verve 3 bike. From what I read, it should support my weight (6 feet tall, 290lbs and going down) if I get wider tires with strong sidewalls. Currently I have an AT ...
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Do rollers ruin tires?

I started using aluminum rollers to ride indoors this winter and noticed streaks left on the tires. I've also seen tires specifically advertised for use with rollers. I'm wondering whether using ...
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How to get tight tire on rim of a road bike

I have been having trouble getting a fresh tire onto a road bike wheel. The tire is "continental Grand Sport race 23mm" and the bike is a scattante road bike. I have looked at tips and watched videos ...
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Is there a measurement for tyre profile or height from rim?

I have a small child road bike frame that takes 20 inch wheels. It comes with no information from the manufacturer, but from what I've learned there are two 20 inch wheel/tyre standards 406 and 451. ...
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Inner tube 700x28/38 vs 700x28/32 [duplicate]

I normally use a 700x28/32 inner tube. I went to another bike store and he only had 700x28/38 tube. He said it would work okay. Is that correct?
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Tire pressure on new bike

I have the new Tommaso (was Timmaso) Imola bike with Tommaso Corsa TC20 wheels. The tire sidewall says "max pressure 90 psi" The tire is the kenda 700x25c. I am 5'9" 220 used to be a power-lifter ...
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Proper tubular tire installation

I'm trying to install a new tubular tire once again. The problem is every time I do this I always get it wrong because I always have this area (let's say 10-15cm each way) around the tire's valve that ...
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How to prevent my front derailleur from rubbing on my back tire?

Recently I tried adjusting my front derailleur (Shimano 6800) so that it wouldn't rub my chain when I was in the highest gear. After playing around with the angle as well as the limiting screws, I ...
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Is a Roadie with wider tyres still faster then a MTB with slicks?

I need a new bike, but I´m in a dilema on which too choose, because my rides involve 4 kinds of pavement: smooth cycle ways, cobblestone, ok city roads and rough city roads. Was thinking just to keep ...
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What is the relation rim width - tyre width? [duplicate]

I've been reading about rim and tyre widths for a while now, but I still don't quite grasp this. Is the relation rim width - tyre width 1:1? Or can a given rim width host different tyre widths? If so, ...
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507 rims on a narrow frame

I bought my son a powerlite Jr cruiser. He would like to but a bigger tire on it. It currently has 520mm 24" wheels with 1" tires. Question is how wide is a 24" 507 bmx rim? I can't find specs ...
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Tyre loosing air pressure despite having no puncture [duplicate]

The front tyre on my bike looses air pressure despite there being no punctures. There is no leak via the Schrader valve either. If I fill up the tyre, it looses a considerable amount of pressure by ...
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Can a tubular tire be reused?

I have some knobby cross-specific tubular tires (Challenge Limus 33) mounted on a bike and I want to change them in exchange for slick tires for a period of riding primarily on the pavement. While ...
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Can Inner tube 1.25 / 1.5 fit 26x1.4 tire?

I have a tire 26 X 1.4 what size tube should I buy for it? 1.25 or 1.5 Inner tube ?
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Is it okay to store bike tires in unheated garage over winter?

I have a lot of spare tires for bikes. I can either store them inside my house in the basement or in the garage. I've got a lot more open space in the garage, so that's my preference. However, I live ...
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If I currently have 700x23/25C tires on my bike, will 700x35C winter tires fit?

I understand that the first number is the tire diameter, so on that part I know it will fit, and that the second number is the tire width and that's my main concern. I want to put winter tires on my ...
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What bicycle safe anti-car road spikes exist?

I am curious if there is a technology that allows bicycles to run over it, but will destroy car tires. From my understanding, usually poles like this are placed on trails to prevent vehicles from ...
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Is my Schrader valve spoilt?

(Tried searching this forum for this question but I couldn't find a question of the same type) Hello, I've been trying to pump my front tyre but to no avail. I could easily pump the back tyre but not ...
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inner tube width range relative to tire width: reliability effects?

[Apologies if this seems like a dup: I see there are lotsa tire+tube questions, but this one does seem to be slightly different, in that it strives for generality and concerns choice between ...
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Can I fit a 32-630 tire on a 20-622 rim?

I know that the width difference might present problems later on, but if I understand correctly then it should be possible. The bike isn't meant to be used in high performance circumstances, just the ...
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Winter tyres or winter wheels?

I've just picked up some lightly studded tyres - winters aren't too bad here but ice can be a problem. The bike is a hybrid mainly used for commuting, with some early starts. Most of my route is ...
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Bicycle hand pump pressure gauge

Today I got my new bike pump. It is a two-way pump with pressure gauge, up to 100 psi, that I bought cheaply over the internet. When I tried to pump up my tire (Schrader valve) it seemed to be ...