Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes: 1998 Bianchi Veloce
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I'm not sure if you got the tube size right or not (check the package and see if it matches the range of your tire size...), but it sounds like you spun the tire around the rim.
Remove your tires and clean the beads of your tires and the flange on your rims (where your tires seat up inside the rims). My favorite cleaner for this is rubbing alcohol; it degreases well evaporates quickly, and is not a harsh petrochemical.
Clean your braking surface while you're at it!
The above steps should reduce the tendency of your tire to spin on the rim (under hard braking, the rim stops, but the tire keeps travelling with the road.)
You should also powder the tube with tire talc (or baby powder, make sure that it's 100% talc). Try to keep it off of the areas that you just cleaned!
With the talc, if the tire does spin, it's less likely that it will drag (and tear) the tube with it...