folding tyres

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by alecstilleyedye, 26 Mar 2008.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    is there a particular knack to getting them on, or are they just as "easy" as wired ones? I've a pair to put on tonight, having never done it before, so any advice welcome.

    thanks in advance.
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Exterminate Christmas! Moderator

    No knack required IMHO. I tend to get the first bit on at the bottom, then stand the wheel on the floor to hold that bit of tyre on while I get the rest on. Once they've been on for a bit they seem to hold their shape a bit better.
  3. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Just as easy as wiry ones, just more floppy!
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Easier I'd say. And much lighter! ;)
  5. OP

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    went on nicely. cheers chaps :tongue:
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Talc the inside of the tyre and the tube - makes life easy.....
  7. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    much much easier.
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Use a couple of drawing pins or even better, staples, to hold the bottom in place while you push the top of the tyre on.
  9. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    It can be worth pushing the bead over into the middle of the rim, rather than letting it sit in the inside of the rim where it ends up when inflated. This should give a few mm of extra room which can make all the difference, especially on Mrs G's MTB, which has tubeless-ready rims.
  10. simonali

    simonali Guru

    How do you get talc inside the tube?
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