If you messed up the bead on a Shinko due to poor technique, be aware that the Mitas has a much stiffer sidewall than the Shinko (from what I hear); might be a bit tougher of an install.My wheels have the average amount of dings for an 8 year old bike, but I know for sure that my leaky Shinko rear tire is due to my noob attempt to do the tire installation myself. The bead is definitely damaged and it loses about a pound a day. So it might be the tire, not the wheel?
I went ahead and used the Shinko up anyway, this past Summer, and can't wait to install my new Mitas E-07 rear, to match the front. And i guess then I'll find out if the wheel itself has problems, too.
I'll find out soon when I help my buddy Joe install his Mitas E-07.
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