Posted April 04, 2002 - 11:42 AM
Posted April 04, 2002 - 11:57 AM
Posted April 04, 2002 - 12:04 PM
I make sure I spend lots of effort keeping the tyre bead sitting all the way into the rim well (where the spoke nipples are), then it makes the levering really easy. I always use my bum bag levers for all tyre fitting in the garage, they are less than 6" long.
In the garage I use a brush with watered down washing up liquid to help lubricate the tyre - mainly to assist in getting it to pop out onto the rim.
Posted April 04, 2002 - 04:57 PM
Sit the rim on another trye, kneel down and get into it. Use plenty of detergent or maybe some armourall to make it slip on easily.
Chuck away the second rear rim-lock - what is this for? Even CR500's don't need them! replace it with a grommet it is only there to skin your knuckles and make you angry.
Take care - I pointed out the directional arrow on a mates new Desert Tyre fitted backwards before Finke last year - spewing. In january another mate tried fitting a paddle backwards - even to the extent of a traction test - very amusing.
Posted April 04, 2002 - 06:46 PM
Posted April 05, 2002 - 12:30 PM
Best to keep the new one in the house if its really cold weather - or use a heat gun nice & gently for a while.
Posted April 05, 2002 - 06:00 PM
Posted April 07, 2002 - 12:03 PM
I've seen a frame which holds the wheel at a comfy height and also has a bead breaker, I just may invest!!!!
Posted April 07, 2002 - 12:56 PM