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if there's one thing i hate it's changing tires...usually involves about 15 minutes of wrestling, 15 minutes of cursing, and 15 minutes of nudging the bead with a nylon bicycle lever... but my buddy just sent me this video:


anybody try this? looks way too easy...
 

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Have you ever seen the movie "Faster"?

In one of the extra's at the end they are interviewing some tire rep and in the background you can see this big technician dude mounting tires. He was lifting the tire up over his head and throwing the first bead on. Tubeless, I know, but it completely took your focus off the interview
 

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Have you ever seen the movie "Faster"?

In one of the extra's at the end they are interviewing some tire rep and in the background you can see this big technician dude mounting tires. He was lifting the tire up over his head and throwing the first bead on. Tubeless, I know, but it completely took your focus off the interview
 

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quote:Originally posted by ROSKO

pretty interesting, worth a try. I use the harbor freight changer with some teflon blocks and lever by mojolever(http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm) like so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_J5_sRRiAk

pretty cheap and works well.
Rosko,

Weld up a plate to bolt the Harbor Freight changer to a hitch tube on your race hauler and you'll be the second or third most popular person at the race track (behind anyone with free beer and any smoking hot umbrella babes that turn up).

Jim
 

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quote:Originally posted by ROSKO

pretty interesting, worth a try. I use the harbor freight changer with some teflon blocks and lever by mojolever(http://home.comcast.net/~prestondrake/mojoweb.htm) like so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_J5_sRRiAk

pretty cheap and works well.
Rosko,

Weld up a plate to bolt the Harbor Freight changer to a hitch tube on your race hauler and you'll be the second or third most popular person at the race track (behind anyone with free beer and any smoking hot umbrella babes that turn up).

Jim
 

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quote:Originally posted by mudmonkey

if there's one thing i hate it's changing tires...usually involves about 15 minutes of wrestling, 15 minutes of cursing, and 15 minutes of nudging the bead with a nylon bicycle lever... but my buddy just sent me this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sH8WRl6yI

anybody try this? looks way too easy...
I just watched that a couple times, I think it's a hoax. If you watch closely, the tire just pops on magically right at the point when it's hardest to get it on.

Anyway, look for the video of Doug Schopinsky holding a clinic on tire changing, he's a Bridgestone Tech. He gives some tips that will make your life much easier when it comes time to change tires.
It's a 3 part clinic, well worth finding and saving.
 

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quote:Originally posted by mudmonkey

if there's one thing i hate it's changing tires...usually involves about 15 minutes of wrestling, 15 minutes of cursing, and 15 minutes of nudging the bead with a nylon bicycle lever... but my buddy just sent me this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6sH8WRl6yI

anybody try this? looks way too easy...
I just watched that a couple times, I think it's a hoax. If you watch closely, the tire just pops on magically right at the point when it's hardest to get it on.

Anyway, look for the video of Doug Schopinsky holding a clinic on tire changing, he's a Bridgestone Tech. He gives some tips that will make your life much easier when it comes time to change tires.
It's a 3 part clinic, well worth finding and saving.
 

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Getting the stem right was my question to. Same as getting the bag out,you haven't popped the bead yet so things can move around.
 

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Getting the stem right was my question to. Same as getting the bag out,you haven't popped the bead yet so things can move around.
 

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you forgot the thirty minutes of bleeding after the tire iron pops you in the nose :)
 

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you forgot the thirty minutes of bleeding after the tire iron pops you in the nose :)
 

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If you ever get a chance to see a Castrol film of the 1955 (I think)International Six Days Trial there is a special timed test where the rider has to stop, lay the bike over and remove the wheels. Then remove the tire and tube, hold it up for the judges to see. Then refit them, inflate them, and ride away. One British rider (on a 500 Triumph)does all the above in 4 minutes and 58 seconds.
 

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If you ever get a chance to see a Castrol film of the 1955 (I think)International Six Days Trial there is a special timed test where the rider has to stop, lay the bike over and remove the wheels. Then remove the tire and tube, hold it up for the judges to see. Then refit them, inflate them, and ride away. One British rider (on a 500 Triumph)does all the above in 4 minutes and 58 seconds.
 
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