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

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Will tires with spikes on a loaded heavy touring bicycle puncture the tubes?

I am thinking of buying Schwalbe "Marathon Winter Plus" or "Winter" tires with spikes. I intend to use them on a touring bike which when loaded will have: about 25kg (55 pounds) of luggage (2x5kg on ...
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Risk of flat tire in bicycle

I am planning for a Ultra distance (~230 km) cycling. I don't own a good bicycle for that and when I was checking rental bicycles (Road bike & cross bike) one of the shopkeeper suggested me to ...
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Can I put wider tyres on my bike [duplicate]

I have a Whyte 801 and I would like to put some wider tyres on. Currently has 2.25 maxxis tyres and on the rims it says 21mm. What size tyre could I fit on my bike?
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Feasibility of using 1 inch square tubing to build bikes and attach wheels? [closed]

I came across this n55 site here which uses aluminum square tubing to build amazing looking bikes. What I find strange is that there are other companies doing similar things but they use specialized ...
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What is considered the bead in this diagram?

I'm trying to understand wheels better and I googled Bead Seat Diameter and this image comes up a lot ... There are two components that look to be the exact same with one flipped vertically. Here is ...
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How do the wheels attach on this trike design?

How do the wheels attach on this trike design? Here are the design drawings. If you go to the section titled Steering Bridge Components you can see were it should attach. However it does not show ...
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How can I determine what these tire specs mean?

I am trying to build a space frame bike from the n55 project. They have some pretty cryptic "designs". What do these lines mean? FRONT WHEELS 24”x1.75 equipped with a reinforced axle (M12, 8.8) ...
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What exact size tires ORIGINALLY came on an older Giant mens Cypress bicycle?

I have an 12-15 year old mens Giant Cypress bicycle. I am trying to find out what exact tire size originally came with the bike. I have been riding on smaller replacement tires that now need to be ...
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Older Road Bike Tire Size

I recently bought an older Takara road bike. The sidewalls look like they are rotting so I want to replace them but cannot read the size. I have tried a 700x250 tire but it does not fit. Any ideas ...
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Tire over inflated and went flat? [duplicate]

I thought my tire pressure was low. I pumped air to the maximum resistance and after four hour there was hissing of air continuously while I was asleep and it woke me, how can I fix it? It's a new ...
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Widest tyre you can safely fit on 700c wheel (17mm rim width) [duplicate]

I am riding a no-suspension hybrid with rigid reinforced fork and 700c wheels. I go on touring trips with very flexible itinerary. I stay on gravel/tarmac/trail 80% of the time but occasionally I like ...
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Putting a wider tire on my bicycle

Can I put a 24x3 inch tire on a rim that is normally for a 24x 2 1/4 inch tire
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Frequent flats on a trainer

I was using an old bike on a trainer and the tire fell to pieces. I had a local bike shop replace the tire with a special CycleOps trainer tire but the tube kept going flat. I just noticed that the ...
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Rim width and minimum tyre width? [duplicate]

I have a set of two rims which have an inner width of 24mm, both of them are hooked. It is unclear after looking around various sources if Continental Grand Prix 5000 in 32-622 might fit or may have ...
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How safe is to use 700x25-32C tube on a 32C tire?

I know this question begs a clear "of course" answer. But is there any drawbacks stretching the tube to its maximal proportions provided by manufacturer? Are tubes even more elastic/stretchy so using ...
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Do I need a 23c or 25c?

I have fitted a 28mm clincher tyre on my road bike, which is too high. Will a 25mm fit? It had 23mm on previously. Wheel drags on the top with 28mm. My bike is a Claud Butler Converse with ...
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Who grants ebike-ready certifications for tires (aside from manufacturers)?

I have tires with (among others) official-looking decals implying (with varying wording and symbology) that they are "ebike-ready" (EBR) and rated to speeds of either 25 km/h or 50 km/h. I recently ...
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Tire Durability [duplicate]

I bike a lot but I live in a neighborhood where there are a lot of sharp foreign objects on the ground. My bike's inner tube pops way too often for it to be practical to bike anymore and I don't want ...
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How do I make sense of Bontrager Tire Models?

Looking at different tires from Trek, they have names like T2, R3, AW1, but I can't find anywhere that decodes these names and tells me the difference between one or the other.
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Road bike tyre impossible to get off

I have a road bike tyre that is proving impossible to get off its a 700x25 on a set of tubeless ready rims (i know these can be more difficult to deal with). It was very tight to get on in the first ...
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Hybrid bike inner tube size

The following images shows the tyre sizes of my hybrid bike. I need to buy an inner tube with presta valve. I can't seem to figure out which size I should buy though. Can someone please point me to ...
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How can I fit Schwalbe Marathon Plus 28-622 tires on a 622-16 rim?

I am having difficulties installing Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires (ETRTO 622-28 700x28C) on Jalco DRX-20 rims (16-622). If I am reading the Sheldon Browns tire sizing guide correctly, this is not a ...
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Slime Smart Tube Exploded when I put it on mountain bike

I bought a basic Apollo Mountain bike from a charity shop today - The only thing that seemed amiss was a flat tyre at the back. I took care changing the inner tube and found the culprit a couple of ...
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Motobecane 1970's version

I have a 1970's Motobecane bicycle with 27x1 tires. I need new tires and tubes. What would be the best size to fit, as I cannot find an exact match?
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Why has my inner tube enlarged after moving from bicycle to repair

I got two punctures in my front inner tuner of my bike and when I have gone to reassemble, the inner tube appears to have stretched a significant amount and no longer fits along the rim of the bike, ...
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Tire blowout on long descent

I was using mild braking on a very hot day, a couple miles down the hill the back tire blew out the sidewall on a Continental Ultra Sport 700x23C inflated to around 100psi. The rim was quite hot to ...
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Pros and cons of using 20-25mm inner tube in a 32mm tire?

I'm using 700x32mm Maxxis Detonator tires on my hybrid road bike. Although it is possible to find wider inner tubes that could fit better that tire, the 20-25mm ones are popular and available to buy ...
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What modern wheel and tire size could be replaced from 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels

Referring from the question, specifically, what is the closest modern wheel size for my old 32-630 ( 27 x 1 ¼ ) wheels. It's hard to find rims and tires for that size now a days. I'm looking for the ...
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Axle to crown length & compatible wheel size

So I'm looking to get a traditional 1" steel threaded fork for a classic bike (original fork was 365mm a2c but missing) and was having trouble finding whether or not a fork with 370mm axle to crown ...
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How to tell if a tire should be replaced? [duplicate]

I don’t know how old this tire is. There are small cracks along the sides. In the inside the rubber coating is stripping and peeling. Is this tire still usable? Air has been going out of my tube ...
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Which tires (and rear fender?) for Bianchi Metropoli Uno hybrid bike

I have a Bianchi Metropoli Uno XL (frame size 55cm). As you can tell from the attached pictures, the back tire (37-622/700x35C) needs replacement (at least I would say so as the profile is barely ...
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Why are my ENVE SES wheels rubbing on frame when Zipp 303 didn't? Same tyres

The 25mm tires are rubbing and they didn't when I had Zipp 303 on Cannondale 2017 EVO. Seems like every time I put any pressure or even turn, tyres rub the frame. I'm only 140lbs (63 kg) and this is ...
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Road bike front wheel question

I was doing some maintenance on my road bike. I took the front wheel off, removed the quick release skewer from the wheel, set the wheel aside, and put a drop of tri-flow on the skewer to lubricate it....
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HED Tomcat disc, 24h, 21mm internal width [duplicate]

What's the smallest size tire that will fit these rims: HED Tomcat disc, 24h, 21mm internal width
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Can you use slime (brand) auto tire “tubeless” sealant for a bicycle tube?

I'm used to using slime in my tubed tires, the bicycle sealant kind with the "red trim": but I noticed some "prevent and repair flat tires tire sealant, all tubeless tires" blue trim tire sealant, ...
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Can I use a Tubular tyre in a Clincher rim?

Just tried it - my trekking clincher rim was too deep, so have to use 4 layers of tape to keep side out of rim, but then tubular started to travel forward even during slow acceleration. Would you try ...
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On what surfaces can I safely use my hybrid bike?

I will be doing a 50 mile ride in a few weeks' time, most of which is on tow paths and a disused railway line. The surface will therefore be somewhat rough and loose, but not muddy and no major ...
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Can I replace my 700C x 38mm tyres for 700Cx23mm or 25 ones? [duplicate]

what would be my possibilities if I cant?
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How to clean tubeless tire sealant from rims

How to clean the stuck/dry sealant from the rim edge, and the rim tape, etc? (In order to replace my old tubeless tyres with new, and the new ones to sit on a clean/fresh surface). With water? Water/...
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Is it worth upgrading to 28mm tyres from 25 for a 250 mile ride?

Next month I'm embarking on a 250 mile ride over one day - I've done plenty of training and I'm ready. Currently my bike has 25mm tyres and some of the 100 - 175mile training rides I've done have ...
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Hybrid tyre match [duplicate]

New to this site and only a year on a bike. I would like to ask a question,looking at new tyres and have 700 x 42c on my bike(carrera crossfire 2) can I put wider tyre on without any issues? like 700 ...
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WTB Horizon 47c - small crack in the middle of the tire

I’m headed off on a 3 week bike trip and just now noticed a small hole in the middle of running tread of my front tire. I have a few more days before heading off into a more remote area and wanted to ...
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Can I fit 27.5 x 2.40 on my bike when it says 27.5 x 2.20 [duplicate]

Can I fit my 27.5 x 2.20 on my bike which says 27.5 x 2.40?
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Tread wear and punctures

I've used this Schwalbe G-One Speed tire for a long while with no problems. I got 2 punctures in the last 2 weeks though. First was because of a 2 mm thorn, second one was of unidentified cause. While ...
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Why is my Diadora Traccia's rear tire rub against the frame

Recently I took out my bike (Diadora Traccia) from storage (Basement) and started riding it in the new season. To my surprise, the rear tire began to rub on the frame whenever I pushed the right pedal....
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Mountain Bike has 26 x 2.125 Tires on, Can I Fit 26 x 1.95? [duplicate]

My mountain bike has 26 x 2.125 tires on it and I am ordering new 26 x 1.95 tires. Will these be okay to use? What issue might this cause? Or will the difference be negligible?
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Rolling resistance, comfort or puncture proof? [closed]

Edit: Adding another layer was useless, increased rolling resistance and XPS was squashed. Changed then to slider cut from old narow tyre, but best experience was changing back tyre to 623x23c - worth ...
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Influence of tire breadth on cornering

Due to a bike replacement, I recently started using 700x40C tires, after several years of using 700x35C or 700x28C. Whenever I corner, I have the impression the bike is behaving differently than what ...
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Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim?

Can I fit a 32-622 tire on a 32-630 rim? The tire diameter is 8 mm smaller than the rim, so it's going to be tight - but will it fit with some extra force, and might there be any other problems?
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Inner tube exploded [duplicate]

Ive had an ebike for several months, putting 250 miles on it. I've inflated the tires once since receiving the bike...100 miles ago. Today, a couple hours after a ride I heard a loud BANG, went to ...