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Old 04-14-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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Tire changing lube.What do you use?

The ol' soap and water treatment works, but what have you used that you liked better?

I have a flat and I'll be trying out my new Mojo Lever this weekend. I thought I would try something new if there were any suggestions.

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Old 04-14-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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Re: Tire changing lube

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The ol' soap and water treatment works, but what have you used that you liked better?

I have a flat and I'll be trying out my new Mojo Lever this weekend. I thought I would try something new if there were any suggestions.

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I use REMA tire mounting paste and have been very pleased with this stuff. I purchased an 8lb. tub of this several years ago and after mounting many tires I still have lots remaining. I made the mistake several weeks ago of trying to un-mount a rear tire on my /5 without the paste and had forgotten just how much this product assists with tire mounting/un-mounting. I think there are several products like this and they are not expensive.....

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Old 04-14-2006, 04:50 PM   #3
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Forget the water, just squirt liquid dish soap around on the bead and... bingo
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:49 PM   #4
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The Old Tire Shop Standard was Murphy's Oil Soap. It came in a big can with a swab. Add hot water and voila.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:54 PM   #5
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I use the vegetable oil based product from NoMar...works very well.

But then again so did dish soap and water. Need it slicker and thicker? Just add more dish soap.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:58 PM   #6
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You got WD-40. It will work too. oldasdirt
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:04 PM   #7
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I second Rad, I tried soap and water, then more soap less water, more soap...
Also heard about straight Simple Green? Change tires, clean the bike all at once!

Let us know how the new MojoTire lever works?
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:06 PM   #8
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cream type handcleaner (gojo) works well.In the construction tire buisness,alot of the old timers use it.Just don't use the type with grit(pumice).
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:36 PM   #9
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I dont use any. get the tire in the drop center of the rim and it comes right off and on. leaving the tire in the sun helps too
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:38 PM   #10
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Astroglide.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:44 PM   #11
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Napa carries a product called "Tire Mounting Lubricant" for about $7 a gallon.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:53 PM   #12
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Dish Soap and Water. I recently bought Yamaha Tire Lube, It worked OK but it made a mess and was a bitch to clean up. The beauty of Soap amd Water is that its a Soap and Water Clean up.
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:45 PM   #13
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2nd for wd40. Got to be careful not to get any on your brake rotor.
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:12 PM   #14
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Napa carries a product called "Tire Mounting Lubricant" for about $7 a gallon.
RU-GLIDE - it's what I use at home. The stuff is awesome.

When I'm on the ride, I swipe those little shampoo tubes from the motels. They make great bead lubes in the field.
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:13 PM   #15
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Astroglide.
That's not where the tire goes....

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