Originally Posted by ttpete
When I balance a wheel/tire assembly with weights, I KNOW it's in balance and can prove it.
When someone pours plastic beads in a tire, they HOPE it's in balance, but can't prove it.
Go to a pro race sometime and see if any of the factory tire busters use beads. They don't.
I used to race cars & can readily attest that "they" were not a collection of all the genius's in the world!
I've run the beads for a few years & have been getting normal wear & smooth riding. I reuse them, they're easy to install & not so complicated from there to say , why not? As to removing them from a tube w/o a knife, you've got me there...
"If I had my life to live over,I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up.I'd be sillier than this trip, take fewer things seriously, I would take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges, at age 85