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 Post subject: Re: tyre nightmare
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:53 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Getting tires on my stans rapid rims almost sent me loopy.

kept nipping tubes and went through 4 tubes eventually and snapped 4 levers!


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 Post subject: Re: tyre nightmare
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:36 am 
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might just start running tubeless and tyreless.....:twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: tyre nightmare
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:24 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
...repeat for 20 mins with increasing anger and volume of swear words. then give up and put on a pair of Schwalbe by just using your hands.


yeah I've found that too :? SChwalbe City Jets go on/off with one lever at most, and some WTB tyres I have are the same. Both are wire bead. That's on Mavic 217's and XM117's.

I think it's a rim/tyre combination mostly, some are dead easy, others can send you to an early grave :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: tyre nightmare
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:35 pm 
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My Conti Rubber Queens were awful to try and get on and off my Mavic ruins. By contrast the Highroller / Minion combo that replaced them popped on no worries, brand new steel bead. It's been worse when it's cold, then you hands really hurt...as does the language that follows!

I'm dreading my first puncture on the road bike...


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 Post subject: Re: tyre nightmare
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:05 pm 
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Wierd, i have mavic rims and Conti Rubber Queen on the front, Conti Mountain King on the rear, and i can get mine both off with no tools at all :?

Wire bead as well :? :P


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