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Old 09-11-14, 02:18 AM
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Pumped up new tyre and it inflated unevenly

I can't figure out why my tube is inflating like this. I've tried pushing the air around but it's not working
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Old 09-11-14, 02:37 AM
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Don't worry. It will be fine once it's in the tyre and mounted on the wheel.
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You didn't put enough air in it.
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Tubes rarely inflate "evenly" when unconfined. Install it in a tire and it will be fine.
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
You didn't put enough air in it.
Oh no you dint.

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the tube has no effect on the shape of the tire once the whole thing is put together


tubes always look like that
some more bulgy
and some less
if you inflate them when they are not mounted in a tire
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You need better air than that!
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And for the record, you didn't pump up a new tyre. You pumped up a new tube without first installing it into a tyre. Once installed into the much stronger casing of the tyre and rim, and inflated to the proper pressure, it will have no choice but to properly and completely fill the available space.
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That's why astute cyclists use nitrogen to inflate.
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It's the same when inflating a long balloon. It expands in one area, then expands along it's length. It's normal, and doesn't affect anything because the tube alone has a max pressure of less than 5psi, and it's the tire that does all the work and determines it's shape (fills all available interior pace at any pressure above 5psi).
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