Re: My tire got bent
- I ended up getting a new wheel made for me. A sturdy rim, 26 spokes, a
new hub, and some armadillo tires.
Pretty expensive.. 270 dollars. Woot!
But hopefully with this I will have confidence to carry a ton of
stuff, and also go touring if I decide to do it.
Thanks for any help.
--- In email@example.com, "Big Wave Dave"
> I have a 700C tire, and use the 700 freerad kit.
> My tire needed trueing about a month ago, before I even put the xtra
> on. I have a large hybrid bike.
> Anyways, my bike ran smooth with the hybrid, unil a few days ago. I
> loaded up 4 large grocery bags on each side of the xtra, with a large
> backpack on top. I rode a few miles home.
> The next day I realized the tire was skinning the side of the rad
> badly, making a lot of noise and slowing me down. I finally looked and
> the tire is either bent or not aligned right... not sure...
> Can my bike not handle large loads? Or is this just a problem with my
> un-trued tire? I've heard that for loads, its better to use 26 inch
> tires, as they're more stable.
> Ughhh I really don't want to have to get a 26 mountain bike, cuz I
> would have to sell my xtra/buy a bike/install the new xtra etc...