Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
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Spin the wheel slowly. Look at it as it goes past the brake pads. Does the rim go up & down, or side to side relative to the brakes pads ??
Same for the tire. Watch it as it spins. Is there a spot where it is a bit higher or lower on the rim ?
Older bikes cannot take high pressure, make sure you don't put in too much. A modern tire might say 120 psi max, but that assumes modern hook bead rim. Your old rims might only be designed for 80-ish psi.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike