When installing the tube, do you slightly inflate the tube, which makes 
tucking it between tire and rim without getting pinched much easier? If so, 
and you know you check it before calling it done, then follow Conway's 
advice. If not, try it with future installs, and see if that fixes the 

"...throwing my dogs' digestive systems into reverse..." -- brilliant line!

With abandon,

On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:10:24 AM UTC-7, Kevin Lindsey wrote:
> So I inflated the 50mm Schwalbe Marathons on my Hunq to 60 psi (rear) and 
> 40 psi (front) last night and wheeled it into the kitchen in preparation 
> for what would have been my morning commute.  About twenty minutes later, 
> there was a deafening "bang" from the kitchen; I honestly thought a handgun 
> had gone off or something had detonated in the microwave, and my left ear 
> was ringing for a half hour afterward.  Long story short, the Schwalbe 
> inner tube on my rear tire had popped, shredded, and actually blew the tire 
> off the rim; anyone who uses Marathons knows how hard it is to get those 
> things on the rim in the first place, and it's sobering to think of how 
> much energy must have been released to unseat one.  Fortunately, aside from 
> screwing up my commute and throwing my dogs' digestive systems into 
> reverse, however, there was no other apparent damage.
> Anyone know generally what causes a tube to blow up like that?  It wasn't 
> over-inflated, probably only had fifty or sixty miles on it, was the 
> correct size for the tire, and generally should have lasted for several 
> hundred miles.  My son has had this problem with some Specialized tubes 
> recently, but the Schwalbe products are generally of a higher quality, but 
> now I'm wondering whether there's a QC issue at the factories in, I assume, 
> China.  
> Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> Kevin

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