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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 6:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've got some old rims (constrictor "boalloy") and panaracer folding tyres (only ones in stock at the time) - found them hard to fit evenly initially and today i had one slip off.. i realise that rim tech has probably moved on a bit in recent times, but any tips for the old ones?
would i be better off with normal steel bead?


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Is there a 'lip' around the inside of the top edge of the rim? Some old rims didn't have one which can be a problem if you inflate to hard.


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 12:22 am 
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Avoid folding tyres with older rims. Tyre manufacturers often used to advise "for use with hook-bead rims only". Use wire beads, and don't go overboard on pressure.


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:42 am 
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righto, as i feared!

thanks


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