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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:09 am 
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nothing more satisfying than cutting a wire bead on a tyre and releasing from a wheel.
i f**king hate wire beads.
f**k you, you beaded b*stards.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:37 pm 
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My Maxxis ones are fine, they go on and off no worries at all.

My Conti Rubber Queens...now they were a different matter all together. I had a proper paddy try to seat them, ended up having to prise them on with tyre levers, snapping loads in the process as well as having a paddy and throwing some levers down the drive!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:54 pm 
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It all depends on the brand and the rim.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Title updated accordingly!
although i have some Tioga Physco wirebeads that i tried to get on some mavic rims - they almost suffered the same fate.

however, i have some Specialised Z1 rims - i had to cut the wirebead from the conti tyres on there to get them off.
subsequently slipped on some specialized Team master/Comp tyres with no need for levers at all.

are wire beads more reliable? as in, once on they never ever come off? :P
i find them a bitch to mount, a bitch to post and whenever i remove a set from a wheel, i almost always find rust has penetrated through the rubber...???!!


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