Tyre problems

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Bond, 3 May 2010.

  1. Bond

    Bond New Member

    How the hell do you put puncture resistent tyres on? I just can't do it.
     
  2. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    You can try warming the tyres up and using talc to help. I don't bother as I use Pedro's tyre levers which will lever anything on without scratching the rim.

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  3. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

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    Stevenage
    Get the tres good and warm - I leave mine by the radiator for a bit if they're being stubborn.
    Make sure the bead of the tyre is pressed well into the well of the wheel rim before trying to get the last bit on.
    Some tyres are notoriously tricky - Marathon Plus being a prime example here.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Bond

    Bond New Member

    I just can't get them on even after warming them up, will take it to the LBS tomorrow and get it a check up aswell.
     
  5. What tyres are they? You'll find them easier to get on next time once they've been ridden on for a while,if that's any consolation:smile:
     
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