Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Whether on cars, trucks or bikes, tire chunking is usually caused by under-inflation or overloading. That causes excess tire flex which weakens the bond of the tread to the body plies. In the automotive world heat also comes into play, but I don't believe bike tires get hot enough to matter.
So, I have two questions.
1- what's the tire cross section?
2- what do you weigh?
You might also compare your weight, width and pressure to the data on the chart here
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