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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:16 pm 
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I knew why I left that tyre on that disk drive - I cant get a replacement tyre on the damn thing!

Any tips before I put my foot through the disk drive, throw it out the garage and run it over in the car?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:04 pm 
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?????


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:07 pm 
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the above translated into:

"The rim is a b4stard to get a tyre on to"


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:22 pm 
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You obviously have tried grease .

brute force .


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:36 pm 
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In our workshop (rcheck my username!) we use a strong mixture of Fairy liquid with water (about 50/50). If you have to use tyre levers, use either (RARE) Pedros or Scwalbe, with a hook for fitting said tight tyres. Always try to PULL the tyre on to the Rim, rather than push it with your Now very red and probably blistered thumbs.

Another tip is to get the first side bead of the tyre into the middle of the rim bed, this helps to slacken the tyre.

If it still won't fit Then and only then............. Run over it in the car.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:20 pm 
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put the tyre on a radiator, wheel in a deep freeze ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:22 pm 
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who put a Trek rim on a DD anyway?? They want shooting first!!! :evil:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:50 pm 
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I've seen worse.. how about a sachs disc hub on a disk drive?

trek matrix rims werent too bad IIRC?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 12:11 am 
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Hands are so sore now I have given up ------- for today.

yeah itsa M900 xtr hub laced to a trek matrix rim. i remember the rims being quite good for their time but I wish they had used a mavic instead when they built the darn thing :(


Will try the tips above - thanks guys.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:54 am 
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tyre in vise.... couple of layers of insulation tape on rim (to stop it scratching) heave ho!!


not elegant! but it works!!


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