Can't get this stupid tyre on

Sorting out your thrunge brackets, fettling your inter-rositers and even stuff about bike parts.
Gibbo3771
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 14:00 pm

Can't get this stupid tyre on

Postby Gibbo3771 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:53 pm

I am starting to get really annoyed with this, I have a 26" hope hoop front wheel and a 2.5 maxxis tyre.

I can not get the last part of this tyre on, it is so tight it's unreal. I have tried tyre levers, various lubricants and a hella lot strenght, it just won't go.

Am I missing something? whenever I try to use the tyre lever to get it on, the opposite end just pops out regardless of how much pressure i put to stop it.

It is close to getting threw out the window lol

User avatar
nicklouse
Lives Here
Posts: 80713
Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:14 pm

Re: Can't get this stupid tyre on

Postby nicklouse » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:55 pm

watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XUFVrl0UT4

it is back to basics tyre fitting.
"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
Parktools :?:SheldonBrown

User avatar
Pesky Jones
Posts: 2937
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 09:43 am

Re: Can't get this stupid tyre on

Postby Pesky Jones » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:55 pm

Get a second body to help/hold tyre levers.

More tyre levers?

Gibbo3771
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 14:00 pm

Re: Can't get this stupid tyre on

Postby Gibbo3771 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 13:07 pm

nicklouse wrote:watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XUFVrl0UT4

it is back to basics tyre fitting.



annnnnnd its on. My last tyre was so soft you could just push it all the way lol.

Gibbo3771
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 14:00 pm

Re: Can't get this stupid tyre on

Postby Gibbo3771 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 13:12 pm

Just one more thing, the Bead now seems to be in the center of the rim and not around the edges, well 1 part of it is at the valve. Will this pop into place when I pump the tyre to a high psi? Or is something wrong?

User avatar
warpcow
Posts: 1435
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 15:10 pm

Re: Can't get this stupid tyre on

Postby warpcow » Wed Oct 02, 2013 13:15 pm

Gibbo3771 wrote:Just one more thing, the Bead now seems to be in the center of the rim and not around the edges, well 1 part of it is at the valve. Will this pop into place when I pump the tyre to a high psi? Or is something wrong?


That's exactly how you're supposed to install tough tyres. Just pump it up until it pings on.

Gibbo3771
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 14:00 pm

Re: Can't get this stupid tyre on

Postby Gibbo3771 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 07:37 am

Thanks for the help everyone, unfortunately the tyre has a slight bobble on it! It seems to be on uneven or something. Time to do it all over again haha!


Return to “MTB Workshop & Tech”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests