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How to get a very tight tire back on the rim?

I needed to change the tube as a consequence of a flat tire and I am in the situation that it's just impossible to put the tire back on the rim. In almost ten years of experience with road bikes and ...
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Narrow tubeless tire on wide rim

A recent trend toward wider tires (cf Heine, "Performance of Tires") also led to wider rims and a closer match of rim and tire widths. In the past it was considered that tires need to be considerably ...
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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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Can I put 700c tires on rims made for 27 x 1.25"?

It's getting hard to find any selection for my old Avanti 12 speed. it currently uses 27 x 1.25 inch tires. Can I put 700c tires without needing to buy new rims?
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Tire slips off the rim when inflated to 8bar

I bought new wheels for my roadbike (shimano wh-rs80 which have c24 alu/carbon rims). I was mounting tires on them yesterday and inflated them to 8 bar (~116 psi). After a few moments (30 seconds or ...
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Should inner tube have excess length?

I've recently changed the default 700x35 tires and 35mm Schrader inner tube to 700x25 slicks with 25mm Presta inner tubes. However whilst fitting the new tire and inner tube, I noticed that the inner ...
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Rim width / tire section tolerance?

I have a Mavic Open Pro rim in 700 diameter. The manufacturer recommends tire widths between 19 and 28 mm : http://www.mavic.com/en/product/rims/road-triathlon/rims/Open-Pro How strict is this ...
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Compatible tyre widths for 622 × 17 rims?

I have 622 × 17 rims on my hybrid and currently have 700×40c tyres on (came with the bike). I need a new rear tyre but I am not sure what I can get. From what I can find I should be fitting fairly ...
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How seriously should I take the maximum pressure rating of my cyclocross rims?

I own a very nice cyclocross bike that I use for daily commuting. It is currently fitted with relatively wide cyclocross tires (Continental Cyclocross Race 35-622) that I inflate to 4 bar (58 psi). ...
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Do we really need another bike size?

OK, this is a rhetorical question that deserves to be closed as "opinion based", but gotta ask. Why do we need to have "27.5 inch" bikes? If you dig through the specs (they don't come right out and ...
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Why does a decimal sized 26“ tire fit my rims but a fractional sized 26” tire doesn't?

I'm replacing some 26 x 2.10" mountain bike tires that I have on my bike with some thinner 26 x 1 3/8" road bike tires for commuting, however somehow even though they both say that they are 26" the ...
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What are the consequences of riding a bicycle tire backwards?

When putting a new tire on a bicycle, there is usually a note somewhere on the sidewall showing the direction the tire is supposed to rotate when you are on the bicycle. However, the last time I ...
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Are 700 x 28 , 700 x 32 and 700 x 35 tires interchangeable?

I have a cyclocross bike with Alex ATD 470 Disc rim with TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) currently mounted with Vittoria, Cross XN, 700 x 32c tires. However tires are a bit worn out and I want to be ...
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How do I know what size tyres can I fit on my rims?

I have a hybrid bike with Alex DP17 32h rims (700c). They still have the tyres that came with the bike on them, 40c konda's, but I'd like to replace them with some puncture resistant, narrower tyres ...
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Will 26 x 2.0 tire fit on bicycle with 26 x 2.125 size tire

I am planning to purchase Maxxis Larsen TT 26 x 2.0 tire for my Firefox Cyclone D 26 bicycle. My bicycle currently has 26 x 2.125 tire. Just wanted to know if the above Maxxis tire will fit or not.