Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Bikes: 2010 Trek FX 7.2, 2006 Felt F80
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Got a pinch flat on the way home today (my fault, pressure was too low) and after patching, I hosed up the valve stem with a little too vigorous pumping with the frame pump - at any rate, I had to make the call of shame because I had no other tube on me.
After I got home and repaired the tire, inflated it to pressure and mounted the (rear) tire, I noticed that the surface is lumpy on the inflated tire.
Specialized Armadillos, ~ 1K miles. Front tire looks great. Didn't notice the lumps in the ride, although I probably will manufacture some "noticeable" ride effects now that I know about it.
I was hopeful for the price I paid, that I could get a couple thousand miles out of these tires - curious if anyone else has experienced this lumpy tire crown issue with these or other tires? I can post a photo if you'd like to see to diagnose - i figured it would be common enough, but if visual evidence is required, I can do it.
It sort of looks like the tire has a case of "cottage cheese" cellulite . .
thanks in advance for your time