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 Post subject: Fitting tyres properly
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:10 am 
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Iust finishing off rebuilding an mongoose sniper frame. Not a major restoration but more of a clean up (still plenty of pitting left) than a restoration, but it's my first attempt. I put new tyres on yesterday and can't get them to sit evenly. Part of the tyre nips in completely while the rest sits evenly on the rim. No-one I know has ever had this happen before, any of you guys seen similar?


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Stretched the bead, maybe...........I managed that on new 700c tyres many years ago by using metal levers.
Bummer if ye have, unfortunately. :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:00 pm 
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Thanks. Have been told washing up liquid water mix around edge of tyres should do it.


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