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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:34 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:58 pm 
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wire bead i'd twist to figure 8 the fold over and tie with string wrapped in a bag

folders usually just fold and tie with string and bag

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I have sent them like this before. It can mishape the bead a little, but hasnt posed a problem at all for me before. Have bent the bead worse getting some tyres off. Just dont pack em too tight if you were to do it that way.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:13 pm 
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The way to fold a steel bead tyre is to fold in three not two. Push in two sides at 10 and 2 o' clock, then the last one with your knees. It will flip and spring into a neat coil without twisting the bead.


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hamster wrote:
The way to fold a steel bead tyre is to fold in three not two. Push in two sides at 10 and 2 o' clock, then the last one with your knees. It will flip and spring into a neat coil without twisting the bead.


Care to demonstrate?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Care to demonstrate?

Not me, but this is pretty much how I do it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uxjvBAHAWg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Rather than fold the tyres I just wrap them in x2 bin bags, pull it all tight and secure with tape and attach a label.

Usually costs about £7 to post in UK depending on the weight.

That folding looks neat though may give it a go next time!


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hamster wrote:
The way to fold a steel bead tyre is to fold in three not two. Push in two sides at 10 and 2 o' clock, then the last one with your knees. It will flip and spring into a neat coil without twisting the bead.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:46 pm 
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20" bmx tyres don't seem survive very well when folded.I ask these to be sent unfolded.Dont think anyone would send 26" 700c 29er etc without a fold or two.But then anything is possible,especially if you buy of the bay :(


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