Posted June 16, 2005 - 09:01 PM
-16' Curved irons (God Bless Motion Pro)
-Lots of baby powder inside the tire
-Lube the beads to get 'em to slide over the rim easier (I used Simple Green)
-I C-clamped the bead together on the opposite side in order to get it into the drop portion of the rim when I got to the last bit of tire to lever over
Did I miss anything else? I'm waiting on a new rear tire, a Maxxis Desert IT, also with a Bridgestone UHD tube, so that'll be my next attempt. How much harder are 18" tires? One last thing...I only barked one knuckle during the whole thing, but I did learn that you shouldn't wear white shorts when you change tires on your garage floor, duh! ...SC
Posted June 16, 2005 - 09:05 PM
Posted June 17, 2005 - 03:58 AM
Place the tube in the tyre (with a small amount of air in it) before you put it anywhere near the rim. Put the tyre on top of the rim, insert the valve through its hole in the rim and push/lever the first edge of the tyre onto the rim.
Doing it this way saves you all the hassle of trying to insert the tube into the half fitted tyre. This technique will save you getting very sore hands, especially when working with the rear tyre.
Posted June 17, 2005 - 04:20 AM
Posted June 17, 2005 - 04:54 AM
No lube or soap! The tire irons grip better and dont slip. You dont need baby powder either.
With Bridgestone HD tubes do not partially inflate them!
With Bridgestone Ultra HD tues only put the valve in first in the rim and a nut on it to keep it from falling out.
Now place the rest of the tube up and around the rotor. Start the tire mounting at the valve and tuck the tube into the tire. Now mount first side of the tire on. Now just tuck in the rest of the tube into the tire and finish mounting the final side of the tire. Do not use this method with flimsy tubes or light HD tubes.
Posted June 17, 2005 - 04:30 PM