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    I am the Snail~! Peter_C's Avatar
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    A bump in the sidewall of a new Tire??

    While my Bicycle is actually some months old, due to a knee replacement, it only has about 12 miles on it.

    Qhile wiping the dust off the poor neglected Bike, I noticed that my New Rear Mathathon has a bulge in the sidewall in one place (thought the rim was out of true already til I looked closer).

    Now, on cars and big trucks - this is really bad news! Meaning the tire will soon FAIL!

    Is this the case on a Bicycle?

    Thoughts anyone? It holds air fine, etc...but it is a very large bulge!
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    Defective New Tire. It will only get worse.
    Can you return it?
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    I am the Snail~! Peter_C's Avatar
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    Yuppers! The LBS knows bout the new knee and everything - as it was part of the new bike, zero wear - 1 year protection on all of it!

    Small favors at least...
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    Don't even think of riding on that tire. Deflate the tube ASAP.
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    Is it like a broken belt on a car? or Like a bulge? or just not seated on the rim properly?
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    thought I replied this AM <shrug> It IS seated fine. It is a bulge in the sidewall, like a bad belt on a car. I will get it replaced ASAP...
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    I am the Snail~! Peter_C's Avatar
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    Just to update this thread. My bike is at the shop (and I miss it!) - it *IS* a bulge in the sidewall - free replacement coming too. I like this LBS! Anyone in the Massillon, Akron area of OH ought to consider this LBS - it's a smaller shop, but what a great guy!
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    I find it a little strange that you would have to leave your bike to have a tire changed. Changing a tire should only take five or ten minutes.
    You need to know how to do this. walking home is not nice and eventually everyone will damage a tire/tube on a ride.

    Your bike shop will most likely be glad to show you how to change a tire. Hopefully they will look over your shoulder while you do the change.
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    Ah - sorry, you do not know the whole story

    Special order tires, am in the middle of moving, wanted to try my new bike rack, wanted my wheels also trued better, and told him no hurry, no worry! Gotta realize, special order tires bought and installed prior to even getting Frank (my new knee) back in NOV 09. So while the bike only has bout 12 miles on it, it is 4+ months old - while I didn't have to ask - I assume most tire warrenties are like 30-90 days? I really do not know. My LBS started the clock on my Bike 01-15-10, and I have one year to kill it or anything on it I bought from him - that is our deal.

    I have the tools, and granted it's been 30 yrs, but I suspect it will come back to me when I do it as a 'dry-run' *after* the move is over. Right now, life is simply to weird, and having my bike out of my garage and safe makes me happy (though I really wish I was riding today - sunny, and high 40s)!
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