Stan's ztr ach ex tire mounting help

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4 years 10 months ago #44365 by bluemirage188
bluemirage188 replied the topic: Re: Stan's ztr ach ex tire mounting help
in my experience with the tubeless rim bead shape/contour it is more difficult to get beads seated correctly. a little extra pressure (ie more than you would ride but not enought to explode the rim) is needed to seat the bead.

as for getting them off, it takes a practiced hand, and your probably bettet to see your LBS. i doubt they will charge you to show you how to seat/change a tire, but do the right thing and buy something while your there or bring your bike back to them for service. LBS's usualy dont charge for knowledge, but you should pay them back somehow. you never know when you'll need a shop to get your fixed up so you can continue a ride in a pinch. 8-)

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5 years 1 month ago #44062 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Stan's ztr ach ex tire mounting help
The Stans rims you need to take an extra step to get the tire bead to sit in the rim cavity(lowest spot in the rim) to get the opposite bead over the sidewall. This can be especially difficult with certain brand and models of tires since they all vary in size.

Greg has changed a good number of tires since he opened up shop, he will get it done.

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5 years 1 month ago #44061 by shawnRM
shawnRM replied the topic: Re: Stan's ztr ach ex tire mounting help
Apparently I opened a new topic of discussion. What type of tire levers work best? Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to take it out to Greg at sliders tomorrow afternoon. It's mind boggling to think an extra mm thick piece of rim tape would prevent you from putting on the last b6" of tire. :(

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5 years 1 month ago #44060 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Stan's ztr ach ex tire mounting help
Are we talking about tire levers or screw drivers? :?:

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5 years 1 month ago #44059 by drabb
drabb replied the topic: Re: Stan's ztr ach ex tire mounting help
Pretty certain that metal tire lever will rip/puncture the yellow rim tape - then you've got a whole new set of problems in addition to mounting your tires.

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5 years 1 month ago - 5 years 1 month ago #44056 by boogenman
boogenman replied the topic: Re: Stan's ztr ach ex tire mounting help
What's wrong with a metal tire lever? Park tools makes them because some of the time the bead is so tight you need the extra stiffness and leverage to pop it on. I have been using steel tire levers from motorcycle shops professionally for years before Park started selling them.

www.parktool.com/product/heavy-duty-steel-tire-lever-set-tl-5

If you are concerned about marring your rim surface you can always purchase a steel core tire lever. If you are careful you won't mark the rim with a steel lever.

www.parktool.com/product/steel-core-tire-levers-tl-6
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