Tire Change Help needed........
Posted November 15, 2006 - 03:36 AM
Posted November 15, 2006 - 05:52 AM
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!
I'm pretty good at changing tires. but sometimes breaking the bead can be a pain. I'll have to try this next time.
Posted November 15, 2006 - 02:50 PM
Posted November 15, 2006 - 08:49 PM
John in Vegas
Posted November 16, 2006 - 06:29 AM
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.
Posted November 16, 2006 - 11:29 AM
Posted November 16, 2006 - 08:35 PM
but will you be able to fix your flat on the trail? That is all I was saying.
$10.00 labor.... $6.99 for tube..... not having to mess with it PRICELESS.....
Posted November 18, 2006 - 02:52 AM
The only trouble we had was with the rim lock.
When does the front tire need replacing? When the knobs are rounded?
Posted November 18, 2006 - 12:09 PM