Correct Tire Size for Rim
With all the different methods of indicating tire sizes and rim sizes not to mention tube sizes as well. Is there a method of sizing a rim and tire to match correctly? Maybe the circumference of the rim vs. the inside circumference of the tire itself?
For instance after replacing the inner tube I can usually pinch (using my fingers) the tire so that itís back onto the rim starting at the stem and work my way around until I reach about 8 to 10 inches from where I started. Then I need to use a wrench to finish the last small section.
The reason I ask is that I have a rim that says itís a 28Ē and a tire that says that it too is 28Ē but I donít think they fit the way they should. On this rim/tire I have now, I can pinch all the way around without the need for a wrench. After filling the tire to 5 lbs below the recommended pressure and some short riding on flat ground the tube squirts out the side of the tire and rim thus exploding. Hum???
Last edited by 10 Wheels; 03-12-10 at 05:59 PM.