it was about 60 degrees when i tried.mm9 said:Are your tires cold? I found a huge difference when changing cold tires vs. Warm.
Levers? Levers? We Don't Need No Stinking Levers! (How to change a flat bicycle tire)nauc said:i just broke 3 tire levers, scratched up my rim and kept ripping wholes in the tube trying to get it back on
tried soap and water too
Certain combinations can certainly be tight, especially once you get into tubeless products, but for an average tire/rim combo it is no special feat at all to never use a lever. I learned the technique from the first link in shiggy's post and I have not used a lever in a couple years now.BigSharks said:Once, I watched a guy on Youtube put a tire on a rim using his bare hands only. Then, I almost amputated several fingers trying to do the same.
I can't help you though, I'll never set a world record, but with a little patience, I get the tire on and haven't broken a lever yet.
My earlier reply has several links on the proper techniques.4JawChuck said:This is like the third post in a week about tight tires, I hand mount all my tires and never had a problem except for needing a little tweak with a lever to get dual ply DH tires all the way on. Maybe you can post your install procedure so we can see where all these posters are going wrong.
You are aware the tire bead needs to be in the drop centre of the rim to get it on right?:skep:
Great Photo! I want to see the next one in the sequence now.notaknob said:The reason tires go on to a rim so tightly is so that when you're riding this:
You don't want this to happen: