Over the years I've used quite a few tires, of various shapes & sizes: 20" folding bikes, 700c hybrids and road bikes. Half Schrader, half Presta.
Last year I picked up a used 80s 700c road bike. For some reason, the tires on the road bike blows out fairly frequently. The front has blown twice, the rear once. On one occasion it's destroyed the sidewall.
My standard procedure is: put a little air into the tube, seat one side of the tire, insert tire, seat the other side, inflate a little bit, pat down the tire to make sure it's in place, slowly inflate and watch for bulges.
Now, while I can accept the possibility that I'm putting the tire on incorrectly, it strikes me as a little unlikely as I've successfully put tires onto bikes for a few years in a row, including on my other 700c bikes.
Anything I can or should check? Any aspect of the tire which might contribute to this? I've only put 2000 miles on the bike and this is the 3rd blowout. Very frustrating....