What happens to bike tires in the winter?
Do they expand or what?
I took my bike out today after not riding it for 3 days. The last time I rode it, it was rainy and in the 40s. I didn't dry it off, but it stays in the garage, so i figured it would dry alright.
I had bought a new bike pump, so today I noticed that my tires weren't as full as they could be so I decided to fill them a bit more. My tires say they could go from 50-85 psi. There were at about 50psi when I started. I pumped them up to a little less than 80psi. Then when I tried to ride.... the wheels wouldn't move at ALL. I thought it was because my tires were too full and were hitting my fenders, but then I figured that it was because the wheels were hitting the break.
I let the air back out down to 50psi..... and it was better, but the tires were still not completely mobile.
My next thought was to loosen the breaks, but I didn't have the tools on me, and this wasn't a problem the last time I rode it, so I didn't think that should have been necessary. What is the problem? It is a new bike of about one week.
Was it the rain? The cold? The newness? Too much air in the tires? ?????
Made my shopping trip, no fun at all.