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post #1 of 6 Old Nov 28th, 2011, 10:18 am Thread Starter
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Tire question

I recently bought a metzler rear tire, me 880, while on holidays. When I got the tire home it was the wrong load rating so I didn't put it on. A friend suggested I install the tire but put an inner tube in so it would be able to take the weight of the bike better.
Any thoughts on this idea.
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post #2 of 6 Old Nov 28th, 2011, 10:29 am
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Re: Tire question

I would not, better to exchange the tire you received with the correct load rating.

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post #3 of 6 Old Nov 28th, 2011, 10:34 am
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Re: Tire question

Bad idea.
Change it to the right load rate. If you put this on can be your last tire change.

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Re: Tire question

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Your inner tube has no steel or nylon reinforcements, right? It is made of rather thin rubber and installing that inside your wrong-rated tire does not increase the load rating at all. If your tire gives up the tube will not hold it together. It may be that it takes a few seconds longer before the air escapes from the torn tube but I wouldn't feel comfortable relying on that...

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Re: Tire question

Ditto - get the correct tire. I personally wouldn't gamble on this safety item.

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Re: Tire question

Thanks guys. I thought it was a bad idea. I bought the tire in LA on holidays and live near Toronto so will try to sell it
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