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    Wheel / Tire feels lopsided...feels like i am hitting a constant bump

    At the end of a ride today it felt like I was riding over a bump each revelation of the front wheel?. After a quick look I could not find the issue - spokes were all tight wheel/tire looked normal..

    What should I be looking for? Could the wheel be out of true? Could the tire not be seated properly? I recently did change a flat on that tire and put in a new ultra light tube.

    thanks for any help

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    Check the tire, it's probably not seated correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker72 View Post
    Check the tire, it's probably not seated correctly
    sorry if its a dumb question but how do you get it to seat correctly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surftime View Post
    sorry if its a dumb question but how do you get it to seat correctly ?
    Most tires will seat correctly by just pumping them up. Sometimes you might need to pump them up to the maximum pressure to get them to seat strait, then lower the pressure back to what you ride at. If this doesn't work and the bead still won't seat correctly, try a little soapy water on the bead prior to pumping up the tire to help the bead slip into place.

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