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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 12:46 pm 
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Hi

Big problems.........does any one know an esy way to mount tires on a pair of HED Alps...............it's clincher and I'm having BIG problems :evil:

Open to suggestions...... still I'm not interested in getting rid of the wheels, but the thought has crossed my mind...... :?

Thanks


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just need to check one thing here, have you tried mounting more than one pair of tires, of different brands? sometimes one manufacturer uses tighter beads than others, making it a lot harder to get tires on.


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are they new tires?

if they are, mount them on a easier set of wheels, inflate them to max pressure, and leave them for a day. this works sometimes.

a guy in my shop mounted some conti GP 3000s on HED jet wheels and just about burst a vein in his forehead. At the time i was teasing him but perhaps i shoud have been nicer. :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 2:54 am 
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If you need to, rubbing alcohol works as a lube without killing anything (except maybe decals..) It's the best thing for mounting rubber grips on mtn bikes, too.........


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 7:38 am 
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Hi

Thanks for all the answers. :D

It's a new pair of Continental Force/attack. I've used to ride Schwalbe, but now it's time for something new.......... :)


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