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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:40 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:28 am
Posts: 300
Location: Fife
I bought a pair of Continental "puncture proof" tyres for my bike recently. I had an almighty battle to fit them, which resulted in a puncture. Image Once I'd fixed the puncture I realised I had to get the tyre on by hand (which is what I would normally do anyway). A bit more fighting and it finally went on with the tube completely deflated- normally I put some air into tubes when fitting to avoid it twisting or getting trapped under the bead.

Montello wrote:
Try a var tyre lever. Excellent tool.


Var tyre lever does look like the answer. Thanks for suggesting that, I was quite worried about how I would cope if the puncture proof tyres didn't do their job.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:55 pm
Posts: 93
Location: Blue Ridge mountains
Back when I was a bike mechanic some 30 years ago, we would use a pair of spoons with rounded handles for mounting stubborn tires.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Location: Warks
Mavic MA 50 with 20mm tyres... murder


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