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putting the front tires on

Post  sonick45 on Wed 13 Jan 2010, 11:09 am

I know this has been covered before but (OMG) Shocked Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad affraid affraid

Having got my workshop as warn as possible, which was sweaty warm.
i soaked the rubber in hot water for ages having been sat in front of the fire all day.
Bolted the rim to the table so it wouldn't move and had an extra pair of hands..

I have had to admit defeat as it took us so long just to get it no where near on, that the liquid rubber was going off....

Anyone got any tips ??????
It just looks near impossible to stretch the tyre the near 4" it needs to get on the rim even with the rubber really warm.

I'm going to have another crack at it and then if that doesn't work i'm going to have to do some serious overtime and get them vulcanized..

i'm kicking myself in a way as i couldn't afford the 146 a wheel as originally offered and now it's more like 200 a wheel..

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Re: putting the front tires on

Post  Julia on Wed 13 Jan 2010, 11:22 am

I would clamp the wheel to my workmate through the axle hole. Position the tyre so that it is on the rim at one point. Hock a clamp over the rim & tyre to stop the start point coming off. Then with a pair of tyre levers start working around from the start point. You remove one lever and insert it a bit further around. Once both are in you will be able to remove one lever and insert in in front of the first. The secret is that the clamp stops the start point moving or coming off. I stand on the step on the workmate so that even single handed nothing moves. I have done several tyres this way and have not even got my cloves dirty.

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Post  sonick45 on Wed 13 Jan 2010, 12:26 pm

Thanks Julia,

I have clamped the wheel tonight for a fresh start tomorrow.

I will try your technique and see what success i have.
fingers crossed i'll have the wheels on by the end of the week !!

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Fitting Tyres

Post  Steve Traill on Wed 13 Jan 2010, 2:42 pm

Hi.
They way I fit the tyres is to use about 5 or 6 cable ties to hold as much of the tyre on the rim before I stretch the rest of it. I use two tyre levers about 18" long kit plus a small tyre lever. I lean over the wheel and tyre and with the two long tyre levers stretch the tyre as far as I can and hold them in place with my shoulders, that leaves both hands free to use the small tyre lever to ease the rest of the tyre on. It usually just pops on fairly easily then. I put a piece of pipe in the vice to spin the wheel on and hold it horizontal. Also the rim & tyre is prepared with a belt sander with a 60 grit belt so there ia plenty of grip for the adhesive. Once the tyre is on I then transfer it quickly to a B&D workmate with a piece of horizontal pipe in it so that I can spin the wheel vertically and clean it up nicely. I then leave it in that position (suspended) for at least 48 hours to cure. I did struggle at first until I used the cable tie method so hope it helps, having the tyre warm helps too but it is difficult to get it anything other than luke warm this time of year!

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Re: putting the front tires on

Post  sonick45 on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 6:28 am

They are both on...

Steve i used your method and by standing on the edge of the rim managed to pop the tyre over the last bit of rim...

What a mission thou....

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thanks for the help

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Post  Vapor on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 7:10 am

Nice Wheel, shame about the ugly bloke next to it lol!

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Re: putting the front tires on

Post  sonick45 on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 7:47 am

thats my good side.. Laughing

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Post  Vapor on Thu 14 Jan 2010, 7:51 am

What you need is a smile like me Smile

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