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Old 08-21-2019, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default Where do you get your bias-ply tires shaved?

....I'm in Northern California, by Sacramento.

I recall a post on the HAMB by JimA (I think?) talking about how bias-ply tires are frequently out-of-round and should be shaved to become completely round, better ride, "safety", etc.

And how helpful it was for cars.
So I'm thinking it's got to be way more important with bikes.

Anyone know how to find a good bias-ply tire shaver?
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Default Re: Where do you get your bias-ply tires shaved?

Can't help with finding the service. You should check the run out. You may not need them shaved.
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Can't help with finding the service. You should check the run out. You may not need them shaved.
Truth. Every mechanic should have a dial indicator. You can shave tires using a flap disc and an angle grinder then verify using your indicator. I've narrowed non-structural side areas of tires that way to clear drive belts but non-garbage tires today should be concentric as delivered if properly mounted. BTW Murphy's tire mounting lube is good stuff. I got a tub in an auction lot and it's far superior to traditional soapy water.
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