Tyre popping off rim - oops!

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Gary P, 13 May 2010.

  1. Gary P

    Gary P Über Member

    I went for a ride this morning and stuffed about 85psi into my rear Michelin 700X28c on the tourer.

    Got about 5 miles in and was aware of tyre rub. When I stopped the tyre was off the rim for about 2 inches on 1 side and the tube was poking through! I had to deflate it, reseat they tyre and pump it up to about 50psi with the hand pump.

    I was a bit surprised as the tyres are rated to up to 87psi on the sidewall.

    Perhaps I hadn't seated it properly when I fitted it or perhaps the tube wasn't located properly?

    Whatever the reason, it's a first for me.
     
  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Try refitting the tyre with talc then running it along the ground half-inflated before pumping up.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Gary P

    Gary P Über Member

    Good tip - thanks
     
  4. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit

    I've had that happen 3 or 4 times on my Conti Contacts. Has only happened when i've been a bit enthusiastic with the track pump. Doesn't half turn heads when your rear tube explodes.
     
  5. sleekitcollie

    sleekitcollie Well-Known Member

    I 2nd that :bravo: just ask the cc ecosse east people :biggrin:
     
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