Folding tyres.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Paulus, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Are they any more difficult/easier to put on the rim? I have bought a pair of Schwalbe Stelvio Plus for my Audax bike. I have never used folding tyres before. Any tips?
  2. They can be a bit of a pain. Inflate the tube enough for it to hold its shape and talc the inside of the tyre.
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Just a bit of patience getting one side of the bead on - after that straight forward.
  4. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    If, like me, you leave a set of folding Michelin bibs on rims, in wheel covers, hanging in a dark loft for 22 years you will probably need a Stanley knife to get them off.

    At least the wheels were still true & taut.
  5. Paul_Smith SRCC

    Paul_Smith SRCC Veteran

  6. OP

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    Cheers for the replies, I put them on today with no trouble. It was a bit of a struggle getting my old contis off though:blush:
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