Thread: Blown tubes
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Old 08-13-12, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by dstke View Post
... ... and blew out the bead on the tire. ... ...
Many years ago I had several tires where the tire casing tore off of the wire bead. Is that what you mean - the tire bead stayed on the rim but the tire sidewall blew out?

That batch of tires that I blew out years ago, they were the most expensive tires sold by that bike shop in that size, the shop assured me that it had to be my fault somehow. I then bought one of the cheapest tires they had and it held up just fine. In that case I suspect that I was a victim of a manufacturing defect that somehow allowed the casing fabric to be weakened.
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