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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

$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.

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:

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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