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Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 7:37 Quote
any tips on fitting a tyre, its a 2.5 highroller fitted on to a dt swiss fr2350.
Its stupidly tight. And frustrating. tyre levers keep snapping.

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 7:44 Quote
try using soapy water, just a little. or windex.
also, check your rim strip. if it is too thick it will make seating a tire really difficult. change it to a thin cloth strip. (from your LBS)
start seating the bead from the valve hole, this will allow just enough extra room at the opposite side to finish seating the tire.
if all else fails, swallow your pride and admit defeat to your local mechanic and he will usually put it on for free just to rub it in.Smile

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 7:44 Quote
plastic will snap, i had this problem with my rims and tasmashi tyres.

Basically pop the tube into the tyre and then one side of the tyre will easily fit over the rim, so once you've done that put some sort of blunt metal edge in perhaps some allen keys in between the other side which will be tight if you try and just lever it on, then inflate the tube a little bit, so that you wont pinch and puncture the tube. move the allen keys a part a bit and lever the middle on so that the tyre will pop on, try and make sure the tube is not being caught, Then get the middle allen key and run it along to the next allen key. It should pop the tyre in all that way, then get the next allen key run it around a bit and use the one from the other side and run that around and they should more or less meet with relative ease. The key is not splitting the tube. however you might scratch your rim, but then again i didnt care about it when i did it.

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 7:49 Quote
first off,,,,,, Great choice on the wheel set!!!!
I know what your going through as i had the same problem getting my Michlines on to my fr2350's. If your able to, keep your tires in a really warm spot for an hour or so. Not hot, but warm so that they become a little more plyable, that way they will be able to "stretch" better. And for the love of god Get some real tire leavers.... not the shitty plastic ones with "metal"inside.....Park Tool TL5 Full Metal should do it. Shure you have to be a little more carefull with the sides of the rimes as to not scratch them but you can really get the leverage you need.
Cheers

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 7:51 Quote
disturbed wrote:
first off,,,,,, Great choice on the wheel set!!!!
I know what your going through as i had the same problem getting my Michlines on to my fr2350's. If your able to, keep your tires in a really warm spot for an hour or so. Not hot, but warm so that they become a little more plyable, that way they will be able to "stretch" better. And for the love of god Get some real tire leavers.... not the shitty plastic ones with "metal"inside.....Part Tool TL5 Full Metal should do it. Shure you have to be a little more carefull with the sides of the rimes as to not scratch them but you can really get the leverage you need.
Cheers

Yeh i forgot to mention plastics snap and get metals,
Although i have some specialised tyre leversr which have a wierd design which are plastic and theyve never flexed (probably super brittle though) but they're good and have survived.

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 7:51 Quote
jallan wrote:
plastic will snap, i had this problem with my rims and tasmashi tyres.

Basically pop the tube into the tyre and then one side of the tyre will easily fit over the rim, so once you've done that put some sort of blunt metal edge in perhaps some allen keys in between the other side which will be tight if you try and just lever it on, then inflate the tube a little bit, so that you wont pinch and puncture the tube. move the allen keys a part a bit and lever the middle on so that the tyre will pop on, try and make sure the tube is not being caught, Then get the middle allen key and run it along to the next allen key. It should pop the tyre in all that way, then get the next allen key run it around a bit and use the one from the other side and run that around and they should more or less meet with relative ease. The key is not splitting the tube. however you might scratch your rim, but then again i didnt care about it when i did it.

Ya.... I really dont think any one wants to scratch these rimes before they even endup on the bike!! May just be me .

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 7:58 Quote
disturbed wrote:
jallan wrote:
plastic will snap, i had this problem with my rims and tasmashi tyres.

Basically pop the tube into the tyre and then one side of the tyre will easily fit over the rim, so once you've done that put some sort of blunt metal edge in perhaps some allen keys in between the other side which will be tight if you try and just lever it on, then inflate the tube a little bit, so that you wont pinch and puncture the tube. move the allen keys a part a bit and lever the middle on so that the tyre will pop on, try and make sure the tube is not being caught, Then get the middle allen key and run it along to the next allen key. It should pop the tyre in all that way, then get the next allen key run it around a bit and use the one from the other side and run that around and they should more or less meet with relative ease. The key is not splitting the tube. however you might scratch your rim, but then again i didnt care about it when i did it.

Ya.... I really dont think any one wants to scratch these rimes before they even endup on the bike!! May just be me .
It's purely asethics, they're going to get scratched and people go to extreme lengths which isnt neccessary just for the look of their bike. You either ride and accept the fact when you work on your own bike you aint going to get it perfect and make sacrifices or you surround your bike in foam everytime you do something...

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 8:08 Quote
jallan wrote:
disturbed wrote:
jallan wrote:
plastic will snap, i had this problem with my rims and tasmashi tyres.

Basically pop the tube into the tyre and then one side of the tyre will easily fit over the rim, so once you've done that put some sort of blunt metal edge in perhaps some allen keys in between the other side which will be tight if you try and just lever it on, then inflate the tube a little bit, so that you wont pinch and puncture the tube. move the allen keys a part a bit and lever the middle on so that the tyre will pop on, try and make sure the tube is not being caught, Then get the middle allen key and run it along to the next allen key. It should pop the tyre in all that way, then get the next allen key run it around a bit and use the one from the other side and run that around and they should more or less meet with relative ease. The key is not splitting the tube. however you might scratch your rim, but then again i didnt care about it when i did it.

Ya.... I really dont think any one wants to scratch these rimes before they even endup on the bike!! May just be me .
It's purely asethics, they're going to get scratched and people go to extreme lengths which isnt neccessary just for the look of their bike. You either ride and accept the fact when you work on your own bike you aint going to get it perfect and make sacrifices or you surround your bike in foam everytime you do something...

BUT if you want a good pic of your bike for sentimental sake, or to post you want the best you can get.... AND with that wheel set, In canada, it cost me $700 for the front and $800 for the back and that was with discount... When you spend $1500 on a wheel set you want it to look good for atleast your first ride.

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 8:10 Quote
Try some lube that will ease it on!!

Posted: Dec 15, 2007 at 8:13 Quote
Haha, I know what you mean Disturbed i took pictures of my bike when i got it and that was it the rest were pictures of how it was when i was taking the picture. Its just some people spend more money on improving the look on their bike rather than the performance. Its as if theres an increasing number of "boy racers" in the mtb community. I mean i saw some dude who was on a Kona stab supreme a couple of miles away from mine and it looked like he had revamped the whole thing from stock to high level products and the guy sucked, he rode down some steps in an alley way at like 2mph crapping himself at each step.

But i understand you! i just dont really care with mine aslong as it doesnt snap
lol, infact i think that sits in the back of everybodys mine when theyre buying stuff for their bike lol. Anyway, you can always find something which is good as lever in your house preferably which wont scratch paint (rubber on it perhaps). Good luck!

Edit: sorry about my spelling and crap, speed typing here.

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