So we all know about trueing wheels, and making sure that rims are true and round. But what about tires? Specifically, narrow road tires.
Quite frequently, in mounting a tire on the rim, the tire fits rather snugly and it takes some pushing to get it all over the rim, and then the tire is unevently tensioned around the rim. So (before inflating the tire) when you spin the wheel, you can see the tire is out of round even if the rim is perfectly in round.
Often, even after inflating the tire, the tire is higher off the rim at some points than it is at others.
Sometimes the tire will spread out and be distributed more evenly on the rim after deflating the reinflating the tire, but not always. Sometimes you can tug on the tire to get it more evenly spread around the rim, but not always.
And worst: sometimes you can feel the unevenness or "hop" in the tire while riding. So the effects are similar to a hop in the rim that's bent out-of-round, although this matters less when the tire is inflated at lower pressure.
Does anyone have comments on this problem, especially methods for getting a tire evenly mounted on the rim? It's something I've not thought carefully about before, and wanted to raise it here in the forum.