Fat Bikers – trouble seating tyres
Sorry that should read fat-bikers. But at least it’ll get EVERYONES interest on here 😉
I can’t get my On-One Floater tyres to sit properly on the rims. There’s a real dip in one spot. I’ve tried lower pressures, squeezing and pressing, higher pressures, even tried prising the bead up a bit with tyre levers with the tyre half inflated, but no luck.
I think the dip is where the tyre was folded in storage as there’s a white fold mark running across the tyre here. Could this have damaged the bead making it ‘baggy’ so it doesn’t grip the rim in this spot?
Anyone got any tips how to sort this?Posted 4 years agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Sorry to post that I am not going to be able to answer the question specifically, however…
Does it matter? I would just pump it to normal usual fat bike low pressure and go riding.
From memory I had this on a Dissent 29er tire many moons ago, just went out and used it and over time it sorted itself enough that I didn’t worry about it any more.
YMMV etc etcPosted 4 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
The tyres ok, it happens quite a lot.
Easy to cure, let the tyres down so you can rub hot soapy water around both sides of the rims with a brush.
Go up to around 30 to 40psi
Leave it over night
In the morning lower the pressure to what you want.
Problem curedPosted 4 years agobrantSubscriber
If the tyre is screwed, send it back and we will change. We had lots of tyres turn up today, including those new coloured Fatty ones.
The night before the Rovaniemi race last year, me and Oxley were lubing up his rim a lot to get the bead seated properly.
Oooh. Err.Posted 4 years ago
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