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Questions tagged [tire]

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

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What is the size of the front axle nut of the Supercycle Hooligan?

I was riding my bike one day and saw my font wheel axle nut on the right disappeared. I tried to find replacements but none of them fit, I don't know the size of the nut so I cannot find one that ...
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Can oil/grease damage tires?

I've noticed a small puddle of light oil beneath the rear wheel of our Rohloff-equipped tandem. I'm told that a small amount of leakage is normal and I'm not worried about that. The issue is that a ...
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What solutions are there for a tyre that won't stay seated?

I've got a Schwalbe snow and ice 700x38 (also marked 40-622) on a Mavic A319 (19 mm internal width). This, according to Sheldon should be an ideal combination (and if it wasn't, the failure ...
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How to recognize a bad tire?

The most expensive "consumable" while operating a bicycle would probably be tires. Enthusiasts endlessly debate the relative merits of different sizes, profiles, tread patterns,inflation pressures ...
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Can 26 x 1.5 inner tube fit 26 x 2.0 tire?

I bought it as pedalheaven (my local bike shop) was closed and as I have a race tomorrow. I will return it if doesn’t fit.
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Installing solid tires without locking pins?

Finally I decided to buy solid tires. At the moment I placed the order I did not know that they are installed with locking pins. Is it required to have locking pins or I can just pull the tire onto a ...
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My new bicycle skids laterally, especially in the wet; what can I do about it?

My new bicycle is a new regular road bicycle (not specialist) with puncture tough tyres. The bicycle is fine otherwise but a bit rough on all the crappy pedestrian path elements in Japan like kerbs. ...
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700c 28er - same as 29er?

I thought that all 700c/622 wheels were "29er" compatible or basically the same size; 622mm. I had the tire off a Mavic Aksium wheel yesterday and was surprised that it is labeled 700c 28''. Is ...
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27.5 x 2.25 tyres replacing a 27.5 x 2.10 tyres [duplicate]

Can I fit a 27.5 x 2.25 tyre on my stock rim that has a stock tyre of 27.5 x 2.10?
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How to patch glass cuts in a bicycle tire?

How do you deal with the small cuts in a bicycle tires main tread? Do folks fill these small cuts? I have continental gatorskins which I periodically check and pull out the street glass shards. ...
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How can one stop brakes from screeching?

I'm hearing that annoying sound when you use your brakes and you get the chills from the screeching sound. I have disk brakes and a relatively new bike. It happens to be front tire shown below. I ...
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Road tyres vs “Street” tyres for charity ride on MTB Tandem

Variation on a question that's been asked a few times. For reasons, we have signed up to do a charity ride of ~80 miles on our super-cheap Viking Saratoga tandem. I've already made a few upgrades, ...
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Can I replace 700*23C tire with 700*28? [duplicate]

I have Trek 1.1 with currently 700*23C tyres. I need to replace them but the one available in market are 700*28 Can I use this size as replacement? If yes, what'll be advantage and disadvantages?
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Wheel, tube and tires

My wheel shows ETRO 622 * 19. The tire on it is 700*38c. I want to change tire and tube such that the bike becomes capable for 50% road bike and 50% off road. What size of tires and tube should i ...
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Does it matter what way the tires go if no directional arrow?

As the title suggests, I have just put on two new tires but now I'm not sure if I put them on in the right direction. No directional arrows so I presume anyway is fine, however me being me it made ...
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White foam around tubeless tires

I've bought this bike new about 10 months ago. No issues until now, only the fact that my tires (tubeless) lately have constant white foam like this: Now I have to pump up my tires every day before I ...
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Rear tire dragging on rim brake arm

Just bought a used bike- it's great, but needed new brake pads. Got new brake pads and now the tire is rubbing on the brake arm. I do not understand! The front brake is with new brake pads is the same ...
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Replacement for discontinued Schwalbe Tyrago [closed]

Schwalbe appear to have discontinued their Tyrago range of tyres from what I can tell. The rear tyre on my Boardman CX Comp needs replacing as it's showing wear and has little tread left for grip. ...
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How much air loss over time is considered normal / acceptable for a hybrid tire?

I'm looking for a rule of thumb as to how much air loss over time is considered acceptable / normal for a hybrid tire. Surprisingly I have not been able to find much on this upon Googling. In this ...
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What is the average reduction in air pressure for a mountain bike tire?

I've noticed that my mountain bike tire looses air, not because of a leak, etc., but just naturally as time progresses. Does anybody know the average psi loss over time for a mountain bike tire and ...
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32-622 tire too small for 622x19 rim?

I recently bought a Mavic A 319 rim with ETRO 622 x 19C and Schwalbe Marathon 28" tire with ETRO 32-622. Based on the tire sizing chart found at Sheldown Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-...
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How to increase speed on my hybrid bike with flat handlebars and 700X35C tyres?

I have Montra Blues 1.1 hybrid bike with flat handlebar and 700x35C tyres. When I try to lean forward and try to increase my speed, my hands get fatigued and I can’t do it for longer durations. How ...
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Mixing different front and rear tires

My used bike came with different front and rear tires. It appears to have some kind of Kenda commuter tire in the front, and Continental Country Ride in the rear. They are both the same size (700x28). ...
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Are there any bike tires that can hold 500 lbs (225 kg) each?

I'm trying to design a 5 foot by 10 foot trailer to tow behind my bike and wanted to use bike tires. I googled this: "bike tire load chart" — but found nothing useful there. The most useful thing I ...
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Need assistance identifying new tire options for Fuji 4130

Fuji 4130 bike with ARAYA Japan rim 26x1.50 HE VP-20 Old tires are dryrotted. ( old tire code reads 26x1.80 c-863) have no idea what to buy to fit. (rim measures 22" diameter, roughly)
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Is disk brake effectiveness mitigated by tyres losing traction under strong braking?

So I understand that disk brakes are superior to rim brakes and this leads to faster stopping particularly in wet weather. I have wondered though, in wet conditions when you wish to stop as fast as ...
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What is the difference between a 700x28c and a 700x32c and a 700x..c and so on?

I'm semi-new to customizing bits of bike and when looking to buy some slicker tyres for the road I came across this 700x..c system. I've previously had a set of 700x28c tyres which were then swapped ...
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Finding a replacement for “Schwalbe No.19 40/62-584/635” tube

I look for a punctureproof tube to replace the one delivered with my Cube Attention model. My understanding I should shop the new tube ideally by the ETRTO code. The old tube is signed as "Schwalbe ...
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29er Road Tire?

Can't find too much info on Google regarding this but anywhere in the UK stock an equivalent 29er road tire or maybe a compromise between off road and on road without too much drag. Loving the 29er ...
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Should I replace my bicycle tires if they have not been inflated in multiple years

A little over 5 years ago I bought a Magna bicycle. Within the first summer of riding it the rear brake fell apart. I finally got around to having he brake fixed this past month but I am worried about ...
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Is rubber cement in stationery stores the same as in tire patch kits?

Is the rubber cement that you can buy at the stationery shop: the same as what's in the little tubes of cement that come with your patch kit: If not, then exactly what is different? What makes tire ...
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Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?

I am currently running Continental Grand Prix S 4000 in 23-622 / 700x23C front and rear. I am about to buy a new set of tires for my road bike and am fancying a smaller tire for the front and a wider ...
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Correct inflation pressure for old road bike

I have an old Fuji road bike that I got a garage sale a while back. It's probably from the 70s or 80s. This summer, I've been trying to fix it up into good condition for some longer-than-usual rides (...
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Sudden deflation of a mountain bike tube without a bang?

I pumped up my flat tires on a Sunday afternoon and on Monday nothing went wrong, but on Tuesday, my bike was left in the rain followed by scorching sun. During that time, both of my bike tires ...
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Cruiser bike weird pedaling problems, feels like back tire moving

For awhile pedalling my bike has been getting increasingly difficult. First there was a squeaking. I figured maybe because I had put too much force riding uphill. Then there was a screeching cracking ...
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Wheel won't turn?

I bought a Hyper Cruiser bike last night from Walmart and as I'm pedaling home the rear wheel stops moving while pedaling. I don't know how to fix this, please help. This is what the bike look like.
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Trek Tire Fit Exchange [duplicate]

Can the 700 x 38c tire on the Trek DS2 be used on the Trek Verve 3 which comes with a 700 x 45?
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I can't inflate tire. Should I look for another pump?

Hello to everyone in the community. I used to own a mountain bike which used 26" tires and I was able to inflate them after changing the tube while on the road. It wasn't perfect but allowed me to ...
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Steel rims responsible for slicing tubes?

I have an old Giant dutch bike and it has steel rims. Since I'm a big boy I felt that the 60PSI on the tyres is not enough and pumped my tyres to the maximum of 85PSI which is what my Schwalbe ...
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Should I change my Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre?

I'm here trying to decide if I should get a new Schwalbe Marathon Plus for my touring bike. I've just finished a 6000km tour in Australia, riding on paved roads with a heavy load. Here's the looks of ...
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Sealant in inner tubes: what's the difference?

I was thinking of converting my wheels to tubeless but my rims and tyres are not tubeless ready. I just recently learned that I can add tyre sealants into inner tubes. Can it prevent pinch flats like ...
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Replacement tyres for my daughter's used bike

I bought a used Orbis Jewel 20 Zoll for my daughter but I must change the tyres Honda 20x2.125 white but I cant find this exactly white tyres and in this dimensions. I found only black tyres .... she ...
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Specialized Espoir Sport Tires

Anyone ever use these? I'm getting these as stock on my next bike (700 x 25 on a 2012 Secteur Sport). I've been using Continental GP 4000s for years and love them. Will they be a step down or is it a ...
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Can I put a 700 x 35 tire on a Cannondale Quick 2 that has a 700 x 28 tire? [duplicate]

I usually ride roads with my 700 x 28 tire, but want to do a trail that has a multitude of surfaces. So can I put a 700 x 35 on this bike?
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Puncture resistant tire vs puncture resistant tube

When would you use a puncture resistant tire vs. a puncture resistant tube?
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Can I patch a tire (not a tube) that has a hole?

I've got a relatively new bike tire (hard case Bontrager) that got punctured by a nail. So now the tube bulges out of the tire and is of great risk of bursting (though I biked several miles before ...
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How much stiffer are 23c tires over 28c?

I now have some Kenda 28c tires on my bike, and i got a pair of continental gp 4000 in 23c. I want to swap them because of the superior quality of the continentals, but I'm afraid that they could be a ...
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Changing 23mm tyre to 25mm - considerations?

I got a L size Opus Allegro 4.0 (2014) which came with Vittoria Zaffiro tyres 23-622 (700*23c) on an Alloy Shimano Asoo WH-R501 wheelset 622x15c. I'd like to fit a wider tyre to improve my experience ...
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Can I pump my MTB tire to max (55 psi / 380 kPa) without the tube inside bursting?

I have a e-mountain bike and I use to commute to uni every day. I have heard that higher tire pressures give you a bit more speed. My tires say I can pump to 55 psi (380 kPa) but I don't know if my ...
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My back tire rubbing frame

My back tire is rubbing on the frame and is having a great impact on the speed of my cycle.