Tire Change Help needed........


29 replies to this topic
  • MountainMax

Posted November 15, 2006 - 03:36 AM

#21

Mine is all done now, however one of the beed locks was a bit stiff tigntning it up, I wonder did i pinch the tube? it holds air fine, how can I tell? I did put air in the tube first, enough to crease it like the video showed.

  • TD-3

Posted November 15, 2006 - 05:52 AM

#22

I also like the long bent irons and use a woodworking C clamp to keep things in place. The clamp also breaks the old bead down very easy.


Great idea on the c-clamp!:cheers:

I'm pretty good at changing tires. but sometimes breaking the bead can be a pain. I'll have to try this next time.

  • MountainMax

Posted November 15, 2006 - 02:50 PM

#23

yeah, great idea, but what about that bead buddy lock thing he had, where can I buy one of those to?

  • byggd

Posted November 15, 2006 - 04:47 PM

#24

See if this helps
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  • johnnyjeep

Posted November 15, 2006 - 08:49 PM

#25

Personally, I prefer to do like I was on the trail, low and few tools. That way I learn how to fix my stuff before i need to fix my stuff.
John in Vegas

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  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted November 16, 2006 - 06:29 AM

#26

Personally, I prefer to do like I was on the trail, low and few tools. That way I learn how to fix my stuff before i need to fix my stuff.
John in Vegas


This is my approach also. I change my tires myself, on the ground in my back yard, just as if I am on a trail. I even lean my bike against a tree to get the tire off. We all need the practice.

Nowadays, I barely use the third iron. I definitely don't need it to remove the tire and only used it only once to put a new tire on. I could get by without it if I had to. Just keep the tire in the center of the rim and it will be easier. In my case, I keep my knee on the edge of the tire while its on the ground. It takes some just a little muscle to make it happen.

Like other TT'rs told me, its about practice and technique.

  • 426TEXASTHUMPER

Posted November 16, 2006 - 11:29 AM

#27

$10.00 labor.... $6.99 for tube..... not having to mess with it PRICELESS.....

  • johnnyjeep

Posted November 16, 2006 - 08:35 PM

#28

$10.00 labor.... $6.99 for tube..... not having to mess with it PRICELESS.....

but will you be able to fix your flat on the trail? That is all I was saying.

  • Mikekx1234

Posted November 18, 2006 - 02:52 AM

#29

Thanks for making the thread, we put a new back tire on today and we didn't have a clue before i found this thread.

The only trouble we had was with the rim lock.

When does the front tire need replacing? When the knobs are rounded?

:cheers:

  • MountainMax

Posted November 18, 2006 - 12:09 PM

#30

I too noticed my front tire lugs are starting to round off on one side, And was thinking on replacing it also, good time now, winter.




 
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