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Tire does quite for right around the valve area on the rim?

Old 05-01-14, 12:35 AM
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Tire does quite for right around the valve area on the rim?

Hi all,

I'm a novice biker who just fixed my first flat tire (replacement of my punctured tube with a new one)

Everything went pretty smoothly until the very end.

I can see that about two inches on either side of the valve, the tire doesn't quite hug the rim in the same way it does everywhere else -- so it bulges a little, but not overly so.

The other tire, which I have not touched, does not have this type of bulge, so I assume it must have been something I did or didn't do during the installation?

The other thing is that the new tube I bought and replaced the old one with has a valve (Schrader) length that is shorter than my original tire (does that make sense?, the portion of the valve that fits through the opening on my rim is significantly shorter in length). When I called the bike store I bought it from to inquire about this, and as to whether it would be a problem, they assured me that it wouldn't.

Just not quite sure what to do!

All help is appreciated!
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Let out the air, loosen the lug nut holding the valve stem. Then push the stem in while working the tire bead into place at the same time. Then reinflate slowly checking the bead is sitting right. When its pretty close to operating pressure you can lock the valve stem down again. Made that mistake a few times myself.
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Originally Posted by krobinson103
Let out the air, loosen the lug nut holding the valve stem. Then push the stem in while working the tire bead into place at the same time. Then reinflate slowly checking the bead is sitting right. When its pretty close to operating pressure you can lock the valve stem down again.
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Originally Posted by krobinson103
Let out the air, loosen the lug nut holding the valve stem. Then push the stem in while working the tire bead into place at the same time. Then reinflate slowly checking the bead is sitting right. When its pretty close to operating pressure you can lock the valve stem down again. Made that mistake a few times myself.
My thought too. The base of the valve, where it attaches to the tube can be a bit bulky and prevent the tire bead from seating properly. So pushing the valve away from the rim gets it out of the way so you can seat the tire, then pull the valve back down.
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Since it's a "Schrader" valve, there will be no "nut." Same principle applies though- deflate, and seat tire bead while pushing stem into rim. The stem area on the tube is most likely not allowing the tire to seat. Problem is, you may loose the "shorter" stem inside rim. Fix something on the end- valve cap may be enough- to keep from loosing the stem.
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Hi all,

Thank you for all of the advice! Ended up deflating, pushing the stem in, and then setting the tire again, like all of you said to do.

Worked like a charm (well...after a few minutes)!

Thanks again!
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