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Tire keeps rolling off

16'' jet, almost new tires top and bottom, new 1/2'' blade after about 15 sec the tire shifts ans takes the blade with it. seems to be in line tried using a bit of rubber cement to hold tire

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I'd say you have the wrong size tires, or at least defective or poor quality ones. They should be pretty tricky to get onto the wheels, requiring some leverage as you work them on, but they should be a very tight fit which will prevent them from moving. Sounds like the tires are too lose to me.

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