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Old 04-22-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
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Where can I get a tire put on? DC Metro

I got a new tire for my XR. I called The Dirt Shop in College Park and they told me that I have to buy the tire there for them to put it on. Lame.

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Old 04-22-2005, 01:27 PM   #2
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MFI in Woodbridge will do it.

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Old 04-22-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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MFI in Woodbridge will do it.

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Old 04-23-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
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The dirt shop told me the same thing yesterday. Ill just get my tire irons out.
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:43 AM   #5
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The dirt shop told me the same thing yesterday. Ill just get my tire irons out.
Tire irons, a block of wood and a kickstand. That's all you need.
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Old 04-23-2005, 06:15 PM   #6
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Tire irons, a block of wood and a kickstand. That's all you need.
Is that how you do it?
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:57 AM   #7
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:44 AM   #8
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I would like to see you do it. Can I come by and watch next time you do it? I'm in Arlington as well. I heard that it's pretty tough with 2 tire irons and not sure that I want to buy all the stuff only to never use it...
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Old 04-24-2005, 10:07 AM   #9
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I would like to see you do it. Can I come by and watch next time you do it? I'm in Arlington as well. I heard that it's pretty tough with 2 tire irons and not sure that I want to buy all the stuff only to never use it...
The front tire is very easy. The back one is much harder.
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:04 PM   #10
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Speed's Cycle in Elkridge on Rt. 1

There's also City Cycle in DC or at least there was, but that was a while ago.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:22 AM   #11
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Coleman power sports in Falls Church will do it. I hate the place, but if you just bring in the wheels you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:30 AM   #12
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There's an independent shop in Bailey's Crossroads that should be able to do it. Sorry, but I haven't lived up there in a few years and don't recall the name, but it's right off Rt. 7 and Columbia Pike. I don't know what they charge - I've always had my tire work done at Coleman or MFI.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:45 AM   #13
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I would like to see you do it. Can I come by and watch next time you do it? I'm in Arlington as well. I heard that it's pretty tough with 2 tire irons and not sure that I want to buy all the stuff only to never use it...
You can also remount a tire with one tire iron, and two adjustable clamps. C-clamps work, but I prefer the sliding kind you use in woodworking. Clamp the side away from where you are working and keep the bead down in the center of the rim. Then slide the clamps around as you work your way around. Mounting the tire this way I only have to use one tire iron.
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:42 PM   #14
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I've got the 220, tire part is simple, but I was never gifted and talented when it came to tubes - always used to buy two and one was always pinched/cut and it was time to do it again.
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Old 04-27-2005, 04:41 PM   #15
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It can be done. I had Scot come over and school me. I'd N-E-V-E-R lean on the irons as hard as he did, without seeing someone do it first. We pinched a tube. We also had 1 long assed iron and 2 short ones. Or 3. Can't remember.



I could probably do it by myself now, on a dirt tire. Street tires go to the shop.

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