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Old 03-28-2005, 03:52 PM   #48
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Glad you had fun!
Congrats on your placements!

it looked like the tire was about to come off the rim.
The bead looked about 1/2 inch off the rim and I was worried the tire would blow.
Is this normal?

I don't recall ever seeing my bead affected like that when changing tire pressures.
IIRC, the max pressure on the stock Contis is 50psi.
Are you sure you weren't mistaking the "rim protector" for the bead?

BTW, did you try the shoe polish trick?
You can see where I mark mine in this pic....
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