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Old 03-24-2005, 08:52 AM   #46
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Nice thread Neduro, thanks for the good tips. I've been changing my own tires for a while with only the tools that I carry with me on the bike, but I haven't gotten to the non-cussing stage yet. I have been using Ru-Glyde to lube the tire to help get it off the rim and I slather it on the tube to allow it to slide around in the tire to help it seat correctly. It's available at auto parts stores by the gallon and I fill a couple of little plastic travel bottles to carry in my flat fix kit. Being a little lazy, I also carry a $6 12v air compressor from Wal-mart. Probably wouldn't hurt to print this thread and carry it with me also cuz I'm a little thick and don't remember much.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:03 AM   #47
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What about BOB ?
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:58 AM   #48
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P.S. hey Meat, where did ya get that BOOB? How much?
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Old 03-24-2005, 12:04 PM   #49
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I'm glad if this thread is helpful for folks... but I'd still like to make it better. If any of ya'll have any difficulty with spring tire changes, report back here and maybe we can collectively improve the instructions, and then get Baldy to paste the collectively edited version in the hall of wisdom or somewhere (as it's a topic that seems to perenially come up).

Speaking of, there's 6 wheels waiting for rubber in the garage
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Old 03-24-2005, 05:55 PM   #50
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I'm glad if this thread is helpful for folks... but I'd still like to make it better. If any of ya'll have any difficulty with spring tire changes, report back here and maybe we can collectively improve the instructions, and then get Baldy to paste the collectively edited version in the hall of wisdom or somewhere (as it's a topic that seems to perenially come up).

Speaking of, there's 6 wheels waiting for rubber in the garage




shit, I got a couple to do misself. and they're TKC's. stiff bastards.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:15 PM   #51
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I'm glad if this thread is helpful for folks... but I'd still like to make it better. If any of ya'll have any difficulty with spring tire changes, report back here and maybe we can collectively improve the instructions, and then get Baldy to paste the collectively edited version in the hall of wisdom or somewhere (as it's a topic that seems to perenially come up).

Speaking of, there's 6 wheels waiting for rubber in the garage
Yeah,excelent thread alright - the only thing I would do different is I always start at the valve and end at the valve,that way when the bead is pulled down into the well it won't possibly damage the valve stem.Tube trials bikes have 2 rim locks on the rear - once when I bought a new tyre they said free fitting...hey,go for it! - ''you don't need two rim locks,I'll leave one out''.....'no you won't mate,you're not taking the easy way out here!'
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:23 PM   #52
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P.S. hey Meat, where did ya get that BOOB? How much?
Thats PASSMORE's - it was my easy segue back on topic from the hijack
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Old 04-05-2005, 09:48 PM   #53
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Well Ned, I'm about to find out if I'm any good at changing..

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I'm glad if this thread is helpful for folks... but I'd still like to make it better. If any of ya'll have any difficulty with spring tire changes, report back here and maybe we can collectively improve the instructions, and then get Baldy to paste the collectively edited version in the hall of wisdom or somewhere (as it's a topic that seems to perenially come up).

Speaking of, there's 6 wheels waiting for rubber in the garage
The new Tourances will arrive on Friday, the balancer is here already, and the tire cord is already showing across about an inch of the rear tire....time to change the tires......

thanks Ned.....
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:28 AM   #54
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Well, somethings are harder to do in person...

This tire changing thread sounds real easy, but my big tourrance did not want to budge......

The first thing I discovered, was that the dealer had mounted my rear Tourrance backwards ( must be why I only got 11,000 miles before the steel cord came out), the second thing was that breaking the bead on the rear tire was going to be very hard, so I looked around and reached for some help and here is what worked...still took all my strength to break it loose ( the trick is to move to two or three places on one side to loosen it up and then go to the middle and pop...it's free......




I hope it helps someone else....

thanks Ned..... for getting me started....
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Old 05-15-2005, 01:57 PM   #55
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shit, I got a couple to do misself. and they're TKC's. stiff bastards.
After bending (and un-bending, and re-bending) a tire iron trying to get a TKC onto a KLR rim, I've given up.


The fact that I'm at home wrenching because I couldn't get the track bike together in time for a (paid for) track day today doesn't help.
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Old 05-15-2005, 02:47 PM   #56
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Like most things in life, it's more technique than strength. You should be able to get 1/2 to 3/4 of the tyre on without irons or lube. The most important part of getting that last 1/4 on is making sure as much as the bead as possible, thats already in, is pushed down into the centre of the wheel, where the wheels circumference is smallest. That should buy you about another inch or so thats needed to get the last little bit over.

Don't give up mate, it's a handy skill to have.
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Old 05-15-2005, 04:42 PM   #57
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Got it. This diagram (from the Cycoactive site) was also helpful:

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Old 05-15-2005, 05:01 PM   #58
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Got it. This diagram (from the Cycoactive site) was also helpful:
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:06 PM   #59
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did someone say "spare tire"?
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:40 PM   #60
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Yes, great thread. I just fixed the tube on the Maclaren
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