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Bad tire or what?

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Post Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:10 pm

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Mounted up a new Vee Rubber trials, its a tubeless on a tube rim. When the tire is not mounted, it looks fine with the treads perpendicular to the sidewall. But when it is mounted and brought up to pressure to seat, the treads are no longer perpendicular to the sidewall, its like one side of the tire is held in place, but the other side twists.

I mounted, dismounted like 5 times, used all sorts of lube but same thing. I'm no stranger to mounting tires and have mounted tubeless on tube rims in the past. Anyone seen this before?
"It just needs a carb cleaning"

Post Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:13 pm

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Is it mounted on a bike you ride or just look at? :biggrin

Post Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:31 pm

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Sounds like a broken band within the tire
Tom A.
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Post Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:46 am

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MikeDi wrote:
Is it mounted on a bike you ride or just look at? :biggrin


Good one! I have good intentions but ankle not cooperating.
"It just needs a carb cleaning"

Post Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:47 am

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450exc115 wrote:
Sounds like a broken band within the tire


Thanks, will be sending the tire back.
"It just needs a carb cleaning"


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