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  • Would you be happy with this tyre?
  • cynic-al
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    As above – bought on here, seller silent after 2 weeks and 3 emails (inc this video).

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7693620@N05/11130139724/in/photostream/

    (it was seated perfectly BTW).

    MTB Rob
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    is it a conti tyre?

    lank45
    Member

    Bought tyres from shops which have been like that, have you tried pulling the kink out by flexing the tyre in the rim with no air in the tube?

    twoniner
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    I have a mountain king that’s like that, all be it not as bad as that. Mines sat on the rim properly too. I also bought mine off here.

    cynic-al
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    lank45 – Member
    Bought tyres from shops which have been like that, have you tried pulling the kink out by flexing the tyre in the rim with no air in the tube?

    NO, how?

    soobalias
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    cable tie looks a bit sharp

    stanleigh
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    I’ve done this as well , your tyre is not correctly seated. No worries you can ride it . To re- seat the bead , deflate & liberally add soapy water between the rim & tyre. Pump up to the max pressure ( usually around 50 psi ) & you’ll hear it pop as it sets it’s self in place. Then reduce to your normal ride pressure . Your ready to go.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Try fitting a block of wood with some sandpaper between the tyre and the chainstay and then spin the wheel until the kink has gone.

    HTH

    bencooper
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    Any tears or dodgy-looking bits in the sidewall? If not, I’d say it’s the seating – sometimes the bead can hang up and not seat properly.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    I’ve had a Kenda that is as bad as that from new, never caused me any problems but its a bit frustrating. New baron I bought last week does it too but not quite that bad. Never had it bad with maxxis or specialized.

    cynic-al
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    cynic-al – Member
    (it was seated perfectly BTW).

    As a 10+ year tubeless user, I know how to seat tyres! It’s definitely a tyre flaw – not visible tears/bubbles etc.

    So, do you think I have a valid complaint?

    tony07
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    Happened me with high rollers in the past, definitely not from seating them wrong.

    Only thing on the sellers behalf is it might have been in storage before the sale and may not have known about it?

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    I had a Conti MK II that ended up similar. I hopped of a kerb landed a bit squiffy and deformed the tyre. Far from the worst landing I’ve ever done.

    I certainly wouldn’t sell it.

    winch
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    I have a new hans damp just the same. It is a tyre defect, I tried every trick to get it to seat differently.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9QcxAzXEO4[/video]

    Certainly wouldn’t sell it on.

    bencooper
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    As a 10+ year tubeless user, I know how to seat tyres!

    Fair enough 😉

    The few times I’ve seen tyres do that, there’s usually a section where you can see the canvas tearing or deforming, which is why I asked.

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    The Maxxis Ignitors I got from here is like that, I have been riding it (as I can’t afford to replace it, hence buying second hand tyres in the first place) with no problems.

    Do you have a case? If it effects your ride then yes. To be fair though second hand tyres (especially UST) are a right lottery.

    cynic-al
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    It’s not a UST, car park suggests the effect on riding is not huge, but I was wanting to sell it on, and I doubt it’s worth what I paid for it if selling candidly.

    Looks dodgy to me, not half as dodgy as this twit with the tash though! 😉

    chip
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    I have a conti travel contact like that from new.
    The tyre also has a very slight bulge In the sidewall that would almost be invisible to naked eye if it was not directly behind large writing making the lettering distort just enough to be visible .

    Tyre used to be in the front but watching it wobble from side to side annoyed me so stuck it on the back and forget about it.

    Premier Icon househusband
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    I’ve had tyres do that, even brand new ones, so I’m with cynic-al on this – it can be more than just a tubeless seating issue.

    lank45
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    lank45 – Member
    Bought tyres from shops which have been like that, have you tried pulling the kink out by flexing the tyre in the rim with no air in the tube?

    NO, how?

    Mine was not on a tubeless set up, but I sorted it by deflating the tyre and simply flexing the tyre over the rim where there was a kink to bring it back in line. The tyre I had was so bad you could see the kinks even with no air in the tyre but they had quite thick sidewalls.

    Junkyard
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    had tyres that do that and not happy and not sold on

    grum
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    If it’s made by continental I’d definitely not be happy with it.

    Premier Icon p7rich
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    i had a Conti RQ 2.4 that was like that from new. Maybe not quite so severe though?

    tinribz
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    You can put video on Flickr?!

    Just get the spoke key out.

    Also, white pedals?

    Premier Icon nuke
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    Aside from potentially rubbing the stays, why is it an issue? 😕 I make sure my tyres are seated correctly but I can’t say I’ve ever really cared about a tyre being ‘true’ or not

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