Is it safe to ride a bike with a wobbly wheel?
It depends on the reason for them not being true. A lack of equal tension in the spokes could mean weakness in one (or more) of them – and broken spokes are not a good thing to ignore. You can survive one or maybe two for a short while, but eventually the rim could be in danger of collapsing.
Do bike tires stretch over time?
tires definitely stretch a bit over time…. especially noticeable when they are much easier to put on and take off when they are older and have been ridden awhile. But what is probably happening is this… some tires, when I put them on some rims… it takes either 1.
What happens if you overtighten lug nuts?
It’s possible to damage the wheel, rotor, and hub assembly. The wheel can come off if over-torquing the nuts/bolts is done. It happens, but it doesn’t happen a lot. The only way to tighten them is with a Torque wrench.
How do you break the bead on a fat bike tire?
Basically what you do is just leave a a couple psi of air in the tires, and lay the wheel on its side, and step on the tire with your foot. It is a tight fit, but use your body weight to break the bead. This works, done it several times. The key is to leave some air in the tire.
What can cause a wobbly tire?
What Causes Tires to Wobble?
- Flat Spots. As you drive, the weight of the car flattens the area of your tire that touches the ground—known as the “contact patch. …
- Wheel Alignment. Misaligned wheels can cause tire wobbles—especially in front tires. …
- Tire Balance. …
- Improper Wear.