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Tire Question(2 posts)

Tire Questiontxcross
Feb 10, 2003 8:21 AM
I recently put a set of 700 x 23 road tires on my cross bike (Jamis Nova with Mavic T221 rims). I have trued my wheels and they are good both lateral and radial. After mounting the tires I am get a good bit of up and down (radial) wobble. The tires are Serfas Secas and the tubes are Specialized. It just doesn't seem that the tires are seating very well. Is this due to the fact that I bought a cheap set of tires or is there a trick when inflating the tires to help them seat better.

Thanks in advance...
re: Tire Questionjrm
Feb 10, 2003 12:33 PM
Deflate the tires. Run a bead of dish soap or water on the inside of the braking surface then air um up. They will "pop" on toth rim and seat.