Old 07-11-18, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo View Post
My hypothesis: at the moment I'm thinking that these old Araya rims simply aren't a great match for these Vittoria Rubino's, and for whatever reason they aren't holding the bead securely. The tires have been on for about 6 months and several hundred miles, but maybe they have loosened up just that tiny bit as they have been broken in? It does seem like getting the bead onto the rim is easier now than when they were new.
That'd be my hypothesis as well. Other things that will cause the explosion include:
1. Pinched tube under the bead.
2. Rip in carcass that allows tube to bubble out.
3. Damaged rim that allows the bead to lift up, or damaged/faulty bead that won't seat properly in the rim.
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