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Old 03-18-07, 04:32 PM
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Wobbly tires, true wheels

So I just installed new tires on both wheel on my winter bike. Prior to this, I went through an overhaul of the bike, and trued both wheels somewhat close to perfection.

When I put the wheels on, I noticed the tires were wobbly, while the rims were straight (I pulled on the brakes very close to the rims and noticed no rubbing while the wheel was turning).

I tried playing with tire placement, and then re inflating, but that didn't seem to help.

Is it a common thing on new tires that adjusts after riding for some time? The tires had been wrapped for shipping, and were warped a bit from staying a couple days in an "unnatural" position.

Tires is question are Schwalbe ice spiker 304.

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Old 03-18-07, 04:52 PM
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I had this problem running any tubed tire on a Mavic Crossland (Tubeless) rim. There was always one part of the bead that would never seat into the sealing groove of the tubeless rimstrip, resulting in a very wobbly tire. I reduced the problem by coating the inside of the tire and outside of the tube with talcum powder for some "dry lubrication" that allowed things to snap into place more easily. It also helped to inflate the tire to the max pressure and go for a ride. A few hundred feet down the road it would often seat itslef with a loud popping sound.

...not sure if this situation is the same as yours, but its worth a shot. If the tires themselves are truly just a little wobbly, you probably won't even notice the unevenness when you ride them, because "ice" tires are generally run at pretty low pressure and feel smooshy anyway.
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Old 03-19-07, 07:25 AM
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Thanks! I'll see if riding on them for a little while helps.
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Old 03-23-07, 11:13 AM
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Yup. After 2 days of riding on the tires, they're almost completely straight now.
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