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The "normal" section seems too far into the rim, I'm guessing it's opposite of the "buldging" section.
A little of the bead-seat showing isn't uncommon, deflate the tube, reposition the tire so that it's more-or-less even throughout, and inflate slowly.
I put ~10psi in the tire, then tug on the sections too far into the rim so the bead gets seated, then continue pumping.
I've had two different sets of tires that where made too wide, both blew off the rim at anything above 30psi. It took NO effort to mount the tires, and setting the wheel down without air in the tubes caused the tires to slide off, since the inside diameter of the tire was the same size, or only very slightly smaller than the rim.
If indeed your tires are made over-sized, and they won't seat properly, don't ride them. Having a tire unmount while riding is NOT going to end well.
Last edited by MilitantPotato; 02-28-11 at 09:05 PM.