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Tire not seating - do I have a the wrong tube/tire size?

Old 07-01-20, 05:13 PM
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Tire not seating - do I have a the wrong tube/tire size?

Hello,

I have the 2015 Raleigh back alley that came with a 23c tire and tube. I had my local bike shop as per their suggestion upgrade it to a 28c tire and tube but I'm wondering if the rim is too small for the 28c.

I'm have a big low spot on the tire while I ride - surprising only on the back tire - how much ever I try to seat the tire/properly I have a low spot, I even tried the soap method.

Here is an image of the tube fitted on the rim and inflated to 20psi not sure if the gap is an indication of the wrong size.

Any help so really appreciated

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First off, the 23 and 28 numbers refer to the tire width, not the tire diameter, so this has nothing to do with the tire fitting on the rim. You clearly have the wrong tire size for that rim. Perhaps (probably) the rim is 700c but the tire is 27", which is slightly larger. Look at the tire sidewall. there should be a number (ETRTO) on it that tells you the tire width and size. For example, if the tire is 700 x 28c, meaning that it fits a 700c rim and is 28mm wide, then this number will be 28-622. If it says 27 x 1-1/4, meaning it fits a 27" rim and is 1-1/4" wide, then this number will be 32-630. The first number is the tire width in millimeters and the second number is the tire bead seat diameter in millimeters. As long as the tire bead seat diameter matches the rim bead seat diameter, the tire will fit properly on the rim.
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Originally Posted by draxz1289 View Post
Hello,

I have the 2015 Raleigh back alley that came with a 23c tire and tube. I had my local bike shop as per their suggestion upgrade it to a 28c tire and tube but I'm wondering if the rim is too small for the 28c.

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The diameter of the tire pretty much has to match the diameter of the rim. 700C to 700C etc. Itís very rare to get away with fudging this.
The width of the tire vs the width of the rim is generally far more accommodating. 23 to 28 shouldnít be a problem. There are charts that list recommended rim/tire width combinations. Or tell us the internal width of your rim.
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I'm have a big low spot on the tire while I ride - surprising only on the back tire - how much ever I try to seat the tire/properly I have a low spot, I even tried the soap method.

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There is a tolerance span in the sizes of rims and tires. Some combinations simply will fight you.
Soapy water, inflate-and-wrestle in steps will usually get the job done eventually. In extreme cases, when Iíve known the rim to be the odd one out, Iíve built up the inner diameter of the rim using tape to help center the tire.

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Here is an image of the tube fitted on the rim and inflated to 20psi not sure if the gap is an indication of the wrong size.

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That pic doesnít say anything. Tubes have very little structural strength themselves. Theyíre MEANT to stretch until theyíve filled the tire.
The tube size is NOT part of your problem. Although getting the reinforcement around the base of the valve caught under the beads might be.

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.... I had my local bike shop as per their suggestion upgrade it to a 28c tire and tube.....I'm have a big low spot....

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If they mounted the tire, put your tools down and bring it back. Their pick of parts, their instal, their problem.
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I now realize that your photo is of the tube, not the tire. As @dabac has said, the tube has nothing to do with the tire seating on the rim. When a tube is inflated uncontained by the tire, it will expand to a much larger size than the tire. A 28mm wide tire will usually fit on a rim that previously had a 23mm tire mounted on it, but it can be difficult to mount. Sometimes the tube gets pinched between the tire bead and the rim seat, preventing it from seating. Try inflating the tube slightly inside the tire, before attempting to mount the tire bead. Also, it helps to coat a new tube with talcum powder, to keep it from sticking to the tire casing.
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tubes hang like that means nothing
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Wow thank you everyone for the reply. As you can see I'm a complete noob.

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First off, the 23 and 28 numbers refer to the tire width, not the tire diameter, so this has nothing to do with the tire fitting on the rim. You clearly have the wrong tire size for that rim. Perhaps (probably) the rim is 700c but the tire is 27", which is slightly larger. Look at the tire sidewall. there should be a number (ETRTO) on it that tells you the tire width and size. For example, if the tire is 700 x 28c, meaning that it fits a 700c rim and is 28mm wide, then this number will be 28-622. If it says 27 x 1-1/4, meaning it fits a 27" rim and is 1-1/4" wide, then this number will be 32-630. The first number is the tire width in millimeters and the second number is the tire bead seat diameter in millimeters. As long as the tire bead seat diameter matches the rim bead seat diameter, the tire will fit properly on the rim.
The tire has a marking of 28-622c (700x28c) and the replacement tube I bought was the Contitube Race 28 (700c) wide
I just checked the bike spec and looks like it came with Kenda Kadence 700x23c tires so that means I suppose I have the correct size rim, tube and tire.

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The diameter of the tire pretty much has to match the diameter of the rim. 700C to 700C etc. Itís very rare to get away with fudging this.
The width of the tire vs the width of the rim is generally far more accommodating. 23 to 28 shouldnít be a problem. There are charts that list recommended rim/tire width combinations. Or tell us the internal width of your rim.

There is a tolerance span in the sizes of rims and tires. Some combinations simply will fight you.
Soapy water, inflate-and-wrestle in steps will usually get the job done eventually. In extreme cases, when Iíve known the rim to be the odd one out, Iíve built up the inner diameter of the rim using tape to help center the tire.


That pic doesnít say anything. Tubes have very little structural strength themselves. Theyíre MEANT to stretch until theyíve filled the tire.
The tube size is NOT part of your problem. Although getting the reinforcement around the base of the valve caught under the beads might be.


If they mounted the tire, put your tools down and bring it back. Their pick of parts, their instal, their problem.
Thanks I just checked the old bike spec that came with it and it says Kenda Kadence 700x23c tires so I guess I was wrong about the incorrect sizes. I actually changed the tires last year but didn't ride it - winter and injury - so can't go back for he shop now

I have tried the soap and half inflating and working it out but it's still bumpy at one particular spot.


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I now realize that your photo is of the tube, not the tire. As @dabac has said, the tube has nothing to do with the tire seating on the rim. When a tube is inflated uncontained by the tire, it will expand to a much larger size than the tire. A 28mm wide tire will usually fit on a rim that previously had a 23mm tire mounted on it, but it can be difficult to mount. Sometimes the tube gets pinched between the tire bead and the rim seat, preventing it from seating. Try inflating the tube slightly inside the tire, before attempting to mount the tire bead. Also, it helps to coat a new tube with talcum powder, to keep it from sticking to the tire casing.
Thanks Tejano, I haven't tried the talcum power will try it again
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Old 07-02-20, 03:26 PM
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I have isolated the problem to one patch on the tire the one under the CST logo but when I manually lift the bead it then pushes a section about 5 inches down as vice versa. Could it be the tire is bent somehow?

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Have you tried inflating the tire to its maximum rated pressure ? That might help the tire pop into place. When you spin the wheel, does the tire move up and down ? As long as the tire is round and does not move up and down, it is ok. If all this fails, you may have a defective tire.
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Have you tried inflating the tire to its maximum rated pressure ? That might help the tire pop into place. When you spin the wheel, does the tire move up and down ? As long as the tire is round and does not move up and down, it is ok. If all this fails, you may have a defective tire.
The max pressure on the tire is 80-120 but I'm not able to go past 80 so I suppose that's the maximum. Here is a gif and an image again the low point. If I move up bead under the logo the other section goes down



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Well, it doesn’t look all that out of round or warped to me. It looks more like the label is on crooked. Try riding the bike, and if you don’t feel the rear wheel moving up and down, then don’t worry about it.
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No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in the last photo. You can tell by the sighting line that is adjacent to the bead. It dives into the rim at the label. It should be a consistant distance from the edge of the rim.

It's not uncommon to have to fight with this.

Go the full 120 psi. If it does not set, back the pressure down to a reasonably low number, 40-50, or lower like 20, or what ever you are confortable with & manually roll bulk the away from where the low spot is. Reinflate to the full 120 & try again. The pressure will help lift the bead up to the seat.

Some tires can be especially problematic. I avoid Velox (or other cloth rim tape) because in my experience it can negativly affect how the bead centeres on the rim. Thinner rim tape, like the tubeless varieties don't seem to pose the same interferance issues.
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Well, it doesnít look all that out of round or warped to me. It looks more like the label is on crooked. Try riding the bike, and if you donít feel the rear wheel moving up and down, then donít worry about it.
the tire does wobble up and down when I ride and label is actually where the bead doesn't sit properly.

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No. It's not the label. The bead is not seated in the last photo. You can tell by the sighting line that is adjacent to the bead. It dives into the rim at the label. It should be a consistant distance from the edge of the rim.

It's not uncommon to have to fight with this.

Go the full 120 psi. If it does not set, back the pressure down to a reasonably low number, 40-50, or lower like 20, or what ever you are confortable with & manually roll bulk the away from where the low spot is. Reinflate to the full 120 & try again. The pressure will help lift the bead up to the seat.

Some tires can be especially problematic. I avoid Velox (or other cloth rim tape) because in my experience it can negativly affect how the bead centeres on the rim. Thinner rim tape, like the tubeless varieties don't seem to pose the same interferance issues.
You are correct, the logo is where the bead doesn't sit properly. When I try to put the bead correctly the bead around 5 inches out gets out and when I move this the other one gets misplaced. I'm not able to pump more than 80 psi without substantial force, should I still keep going?
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. I'm not able to pump more than 80 psi without substantial force, should I still keep going?
Yes.
If you can, get yourself a track pump. One with a pressure gage.
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Yes.
If you can, get yourself a track pump. One with a pressure gage.
Yes I have a floor pump and I went past 80 and heard three pops omg finally I'm at level

Thank you so much for the help and everyone
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I had the same problem recently mounting a 27Ē X 1Ē Panaracer Pasales onto a 70ís Weinmann rim. I had to inflate it to 120 psi before I heard a delayed pop and the tire seated much better.


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At 100 psi the tire didnít seat properly and there was a flat spot where the label is.

Pumped up to 120 psi the tire seated much better and I heard a single pop. Still not perfect but much better!
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I had the same problem recently mounting a 27Ē X 1Ē Panaracer Pasales onto a 70ís Weinmann rim. I had to inflate it to 120 psi before I heard a delayed pop and the tire seated much better.


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At 100 psi the tire didnít seat properly and there was a flat spot where the label is.

Pumped up to 120 psi the tire seated much better and I heard a single pop. Still not perfect but much better!
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That's great to great. Are you using a hand pump to get it to pressure? I really struggled to get it past 80
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Also I just noticed that while pumping past 80 the soapy water I had used earlier was starting to ooze out of a tiny spot on the tire, directly where the tire makes contact with road - should I be concerned?
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Also I just noticed that while pumping past 80 the soapy water I had used earlier was starting to ooze out of a tiny spot on the tire, directly where the tire makes contact with road - should I be concerned?
Is it coming through the tire or from around the rim? The former would imply that you have a pinhole in the tire, which would be unusual for a new tire. I'd dismount the tire and check it closely. A small pinhole is no big deal as long as what's caused it is no longer there.
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I always use a track pump at home, so it's easy to get up to high pressures. When I'm replacing a tyre or tube, II go around the rim squeezing the two sides of the tyre together to get it central. I push the valve down the hole (into the tyre) slightly to reduce the chance of that part of the tube being trapped. I then pump the tube up to about 60 psi then let it down again. My theory is that this gives a chance for any creases or folds to sort themselves out. Then I pump it up to full operating pressure.

A track pump is a good investment for any cyclist.
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OP, Iím using a 20v Dewalt compressor with a presta valve head screwed onto the hose to pump up to 120 lbs. I have over a dozen bikes so the compressor comes in handy.



The Dewalt is rated to go up to 160 psi.
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I had a similar issue with a foldable tire that I bought at walmart. I ended up changing out to a non-foldable wire-bead tire and it fixed my issue. I personally think that some older rims may not have in the rim wall to hook into the bead, at least that was my theory...
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I had a similar issue with a foldable tire that I bought at walmart. I ended up changing out to a non-foldable wire-bead tire and it fixed my issue. I personally think that some older rims may not have in the rim wall to hook into the bead, at least that was my theory...
Your problem was not that it was a foldable bead tire, but that you bought a cheap tire at Wallyworld. Iíve never had a problem getting quality folding bead tires to seat properly. Are you saying that your rim lacks a hook at the edge to retain the tire ? The only impact of this would be that you could not inflate a tire to a high pressure without the risk of it blowing off the rim. It would not affect the ability of the tire to seat fully on the rim.
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Your problem was not that it was a foldable bead tire, but that you bought a cheap tire at Wallyworld. Iíve never had a problem getting quality folding bead tires to seat properly. Are you saying that your rim lacks a hook at the edge to retain the tire ? The only impact of this would be that you could not inflate a tire to a high pressure without the risk of it blowing off the rim. It would not affect the ability of the tire to seat fully on the rim.
The bead on the cheap tire would slowly push away from the rim and then blow. Once I went to wire bead this would not happen. I never tried another foldable tire because did not want to waste any more money.
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The bead on the cheap tire would slowly push away from the rim and then blow. Once I went to wire bead this would not happen. I never tried another foldable tire because did not want to waste any more money.
Just out of curiosity, what are you riding ? A Thruster ?
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