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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-05-13, 07:01 AM   #1
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Blowout knocking my rim out of true???

So last night, was swapping tires on my Kona Jake from the stock Maxxis tires to a set of Kenda's for commuting. This was initiated because of a flat rear tire. A very slow leak, found it and patched the tube, but was just going to replace the tube and put the patched one in my backpack as a spare.

Anyway, front swap was easy, put the back one on, and checked to make sure there was no pinch or anything like that, and started to pump it back up. 40-60 PSI into it and the tube blows, like a gun shot. Pulled the tube and it's shredded. But before I took the wheel off I spun it and the rim is knocked way out of true now.

And it was true before ... it's only got about 200 miles on it so far.

This ever happen to any of you?

Will be taking it to the LBS today or tomorrow to get it trued
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Old 08-05-13, 11:51 AM   #2
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Sure - When ever you have a blow out you have to check the wheel - The tire and tube impart allot of stability to the wheel itself - Especially with the higher pressure wheels - When you lost pressure all your weight came down on the wheel in a nonlinear fashion - It should not take much to get it re-trued...
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I lost a friend over this!

I had a set of low end Michelins that looked cool on my bike as it was trimmed in yellow. I rode them but didn't like the ride at all so I took them off. My ride partner and what I thought friend asked me if he could try them out. Heck, you can have them if he likes them. So he installs them and we head out to do a ride. While traveling in his car to the trail head, he stops at a gas station to air up his tires (IMO, this is a no no!). Few minutes later the tire explodes like a shotgun and scared the heck out of us!

He gets out to inspect the tire and his rim is blown apart at the seam. He gets upset with me and says I gave him the tires just to set him up for disaster. OK what? He asked for the tires.

So I have seen it happen, pretty much destroyed the rim and a friendship.
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Sure - When ever you have a blow out you have to check the wheel - The tire and tube impart allot of stability to the wheel itself - Especially with the higher pressure wheels - When you lost pressure all your weight came down on the wheel in a nonlinear fashion - It should not take much to get it re-trued...
Should clarify ... I wasn't riding it when it blew ... I was simply inflating it in the garage BEFORE I ever rode to new tire
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