How to Repair a Bicycle Tire : How to Seat the Tire & Tire Valve

How to Repair a Bicycle Tire : How to Seat the Tire & Tire Valve


Again the last steps are making sure that
the valve is seated; you achieve that by pushing it up so that none of the tube is below the
beads of the tire as it sits in the rim and then pulling it down. And then going around
and making sure taking a quick look at the tire and make sure it is seated evenly all
the way around and you do that by looking at the markings on the side of the tire. You
see this little ridge? It should be evenly exposed all the way around. Right now it is
not quiet even because there is no pressure in it. So we are going to begin to pump it
up and make sure that it stays seated as we are pumping. It taps the valve chuck, often
I will push down here to make sure the tube doesn’t go back up into the rim while I am
putting the chucking on. Clamp it,
start pumping it up. You can hear it seating gently so now is a good time, its got about
twenty pounds of air in it. Take a quick look at it, make sure it is even all the way around
on both sides. We don’t have any examples of things lifting up or coming off the tire
from the rim. So I feel good about it keeping up. Inflating it at maybe sixty pounds or
so, this is an eighty pound tire. You want to look at it again so this is again not to
be surprised by any lifting off, it is looking good, it is even all the way around on both
sides. So I am going to finish inflating it to eighty which is this tire’s recommended
maximum.