Changing a tire
Posted August 26, 2002 - 06:41 PM
What tools do you need?
Where did you buy your tire changing tools?
And how do you change a tire?
Sorry about all the questions!
Posted August 27, 2002 - 06:47 AM
Posted August 27, 2002 - 12:05 PM
That, and invest in some tire irons. They are cheap, and a pinched tube is a real bummer.
Posted August 28, 2002 - 02:02 AM
A couple of frustration saving tips....
Most people remove the rim locks. I don't as I hate trying to guess where the damn hole is from the inside. I just loosen them up to the max and push them into the tire. This degrips them and allows you to fit the bead in again with the rim locks still installed. Just tighten and ride !!
I install the valve stem from the new (or old) tube before the rim even approaches the new tire. I just poke the valve stem through the hole in the rim and turn the nut a few times to hold it in position - I hate to have to jigger around trying to locate the valve hole from the inside. my hands dont fit inbetween the rim & bead. I then carefully manoeuver the slightly preinflated tube into the tire (valve area first) and start with the first side of the bead ensuring the rim lock is in the correct position. As you reassemble, the rim locks are easy to position and you can use the tire irons to lift the bead over the rim lock if it doesnt fit right first time.
Plenty of WD40 works well for me, saves knocking over & breaking the bowl you "borrowed" from the kitchen for the water & soap.
Whatever you do, wear leather gloves and watch out for angry tire irons flipping up into your face. Nothing worse then slippery sweaty hands and an eager tire iron!
Worst damn tire I ever mounted was was a Michelin Sirac. Almost impossible to fit on my 19 inch rim. I really didnt think I was going to make it but after much swearing, grunting & sweating it finally popped on. Worst thing was I had to put it on to pass a tech inspection and took it off the very next day.
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