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

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Different size tyre has arrived than ordered

I normally get my local bike shop to change my tyres but due to the COVID19 Pandemic they are not open. I have a Ridgeback Terrain 2 that came fitted with 27.5 x 2.10 tyres I ordered that size of tyre ...
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Can I replace a 20x2.25 tyre with a 20x1.75 tyre? [duplicate]

My daughter's bike has a 20x2.25 tyre, but they are hard to come by here in NZ. More common is a 20x1.75 tyre. Will this fit? Looking at other posts, and some charts, I think it should work?
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Derailleur and back wheel alignment issues

I've got a very old used bike. It has a bunch of issues I'm trying to fix at once: the derailleur is not keeping the chain tight only in certain gears, the back wheel wobbles slightly and over time ...
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Can I change tire 27.5x2.5 instead of 27.5x2.1? [duplicate]

I have Salcano NG650 and I want to change my tire fr
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Using cycle with tube for long distance

I'm having Ralson 26*1.95 Tyre with tube.... I have heard that tubes burst due to friction at high speed. Can I use it for travelling a distance of about 200 Km continuously and slowly??
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Low tire pressure causing fall in corner?

I recently fell in a corner. My front wheel lost traction (slid out from underneath the bike, what they call a 'lowsider' in motorcycling iirc). I was running quite low tire pressure (front wheel) to ...
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ETRTO size tolerance - can I mount a 62-203 tire instead of 54-203?

The title says it all. Cannot find any 54-203 where I live, but plenty of other sizes for 203 rim diameter.
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What is “height stroke” on a tire?

I am reading a tire review at http://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/schwalbe-lugano-2015 and it says the Lugano had a gigantic height stroke. Most tires have this, but the ...
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Using two tires on one wheel to prevent punctures?

I have 20 x 3.0"tires, which seem to be pretty hard to find--especially with nice puncture-resistance like Schwalbe's "Smart Guard," or something of that nature. Unfortunately, I'm definitely getting ...
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Do I need to refill sealant after puncture?

I got my first set of brand new tubeless wheels (Mavic Aksium Elite UST) and next day I had a somewhat large (it looks more than 4 mm) puncture. The sealant did its job, but my teammates described it ...
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Can I use a Vittoria Zaffiro 700 * 25c road bike tyre with a hole in outer rim of the tyre? [duplicate]

My road bike tyre got punctured couple of days ago and I just noticed that it resulted in a hole in the outer wall of my tyre. How can I close this hole? I rode just 500kms on this tyre so I am not ...
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Replace 27.5 x 3“ MTB tires with 27.5 x 2.1”

Recently I bought a new MTB, a Frog Xtream Vantage. After two days of riding I realized a 3" tire size is too heavy and slow to ride. So I thought to replace the 3" tires with 2.1" regular MTB tires....
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Tire size conversion from 700 x 23c

A tire with the size of 700 x 23c, when changed to inches, what is the diameter and what is the width?
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How much space do I need between my tire and brakes to change from 700x23 to 700x25 or 700x28 tires?

My concern is that the actual one (700x23) is quite close to my brake (about 3 mm). It's safe for me to buy a 700x25 or 700x28? I would like to have a slightly wider tires.
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I can't find a fat tire inner tube, any help would be appreciated

I am having trouble finding a fat tire inner tube 20" x 2.8 or 20" x 3.0 Please let me know if you have any idea where I can buy one or can you point me in the right direction. thank you.
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Can one use a 26“ tube in a 27.5” tire or a 27.5“ tube in a 29” tire?

I upgraded my bike but have a bunch of old tubes lying around. Can I use them?
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Tire won't fit on the CR-18 Sun rim

I can't fit a Kenda tire (28-622 700 x 28c-28 x15/8 x 1 1/8) on my SUNRIM CR-18 rim. Is there an alternate size that will work?
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Can I avoid falling in the rain on a corner?

I was riding in the rain a few months ago and fell turning a 90° corner. Here are the details: Riding on a road bike with new 25mm smooth tires inflated to 100 psi (Cannondale Synapse with ...
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Mountain bike suspension fork

Hi i really need urgent help. I am going to buy a new MTB fork. It's straight steerer tube and threadless. I checked my tires but I have no idea what their size is. It's written 26 × 1.79 and TP 27. ...
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Replacing pneumatic bicycle tires with Honeycomb Hole non-pneumatic tires

Can I replace my 24×1.95" pneumatic bicycle tires that came stock on my Yukon Trail Navigator SF24 ebike with 24×1 3/8" Honeycomb Hole type solid non-pneumatic bicycle tires?
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622-32 Tire on a rim size of 622-21 [duplicate]

I have 29er mountain bike. I just use it for commute within the city. I wanted to change the tires to slick ones. So I recently purchased Continental contact speed reflex tire having the dimension of ...
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Trainer tire for Specialized mountain bike with a Cycle Ops

I am looking for a trainer tire to use with my Cycle Ops and Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike that uses a 26 x 2.00 tube for outdoor. I have not been able to find this size in a trainer tire, what ...
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Tire selection for winter trike riding?

I'm thinking of trying out some winter riding on a recumbent tadpole trike. (ie the single drive wheel is in the rear). With regular tires it slips all over the place; of course you can't really wipe ...
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Should I rotate the tires on a (grown-up) trike?

I have a recumbent tadpole trike (though maybe this would apply to any style). Its two front wheels have a few degrees of inwards lean. The rear is of course perfectly vertical. I've read in another ...
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Why are bicycle tires incapable of maintaining pressure over time, while car tyres seem to have less of a problem?

A typical car might have 2.5 bar tyre pressure, and use the Schrader valve system. A typical mountain bike might also have approximately the same tyre pressure, perhaps a bit more, and also use the ...
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What tyre characteristics should I look for in a commuting tire? [duplicate]

I am living in London, but moving to a suburb where my commute would take me through a park. Being rainy England, the track can get quite muddy and my current tyres don't seem to be suitable. What ...
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Trek Multi-track 750 [duplicate]

I just purchased a Trek multitrack 750 1996 in black. I found it in almost perfect condition and want to upgrade the tires. What is the max tire size you can run on the 750 without any clearance ...
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Tire size switch out to wider tire , is that possible [duplicate]

I have a Bacchetta Sparta with 650x 23c tires, can I switch out to a wider tire ? Seems it would be more stable.
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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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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 [duplicate]

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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