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Does It Really Matter?

I changed my original rear tire over the weekend, which was more work than I imagined (newbie here). When I was installing the new tire on to the rim, I ensured that the arrow was pointing to the right direction. I also knew to look for the yellow or orange circle which should be aligned with the air valve. Unfortunately, the marking was erased somehow. Does aligning it really matter? Is it a safety issue?



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I changed my original rear tire over the weekend, which was more work than I imagined (newbie here). When I was installing the new tire on to the rim, I ensured that the arrow was pointing to the right direction. I also knew to look for the yellow or orange circle which should be aligned with the air valve. Unfortunately, the marking was erased somehow. Does aligning it really matter? Is it a safety issue?



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If you are using Dynabeeds no worries. That mark is designed to be the lightest point on the tire, to allow for the weight of the valve stem, by doing that you reduce the weight required to balance if using stick on or clip on weights. Direction of rotation is the only important thing.
I am sure others like FastEddie will chime in here and do a FAR better job at explaining Dynabeeds .
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Never mind the Dynabeads... Your tire can still be balanced just as well with conventional weights. It won't cause any problem. It's very hard to tell the difference anyway with quality tires which are relatively easy to balance.

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Yes, I put in 2 ounces. That, too, required patience as it was clogging up the airway. had to tap the side of valve through out.
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I used the Dynabeads in my tires and all has been well.
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I use ride-on. Better balancing and puncture protection. Very cool stuff.
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It is just the highest point or the heaviest spot on the tire , if you have a static balancer you can locate the heavy point and move it to the valve stem
and then balance the tire. But as Invader has said, the quality of the tires now days you do not need to worry over this.
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I use ride-on. Better balancing and puncture protection. Very cool stuff.
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I've read some reviews on this one particularly in Comp Accessories. I have beads in my new rear tire now, would it be OK to use this stuff in my front tire instead of beads?
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I've read some reviews on this one particularly in Comp Accessories. I have beads in my new rear tire now, would it be OK to use this stuff in my front tire instead of beads?
No problem that I can see.
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I use ride-on. Better balancing and puncture protection. Very cool stuff.
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Me too. Expensive, but worth the piece of mind.
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I've read some reviews on this one particularly in Comp Accessories. I have beads in my new rear tire now, would it be OK to use this stuff in my front tire instead of beads?
Yes. The nice thing about the balancing is that it works for the life of the tire. Conventional weights work until one part of the tire gets a little more worn than another. Like if you happen to skid.
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An easy way to install dyna beads is with a sheet of paper with a fold in it.
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Yes, I put in 2 ounces. That, too, required patience as it was clogging up the airway. had to tap the side of valve through out.
I use my compressor w/ a 'blow-gun' tip. Put in beads till they 'bridge', then give a small 'blast' of air into the stem which settles them in. Repeat as necessary.

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