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    Gone, but not forgotten Sheldon Brown's Avatar
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    Video: How to Fold a Bicycle Tire

    This has always been difficult to describe, so, with the help of John Allen, I've made a 2.6 MB Quicktime video of the technique:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/video/tire-folding.html

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    Thanks for the toe strap tip.

    Now what do I do with all my black toe straps?

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    I think I'll stick to my Velcro One-wraps (blue of course)

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    Odd, I can hear the audio but I get no video. Probably my QuickTime is FUBAR.

    Anyway, I've been planning a photo sequence on the proper folding of a spare tubular, but I'll cancel it if you make a video for that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott
    Odd, I can hear the audio but I get no video. Probably my QuickTime is FUBAR.

    Anyway, I've been planning a photo sequence on the proper folding of a spare tubular, but I'll cancel it if you make a video for that too.
    no video for me either

    tried opening QT first, open file cut/paste link, but first time told me invalid URL, second time told me not a movie file

    OK, I upgraded to 7.15, still have same issues.

    edit: check KoK post #7. Thanks
    Last edited by vpiuva; 04-25-07 at 09:14 PM.

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    Any chance you could put that in windows media? I hate quicktime. I can never get it to work. I too am only getting audio. NO VIDEO>

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    http://sheldonbrown.com/video/tire-folding.mov

    Maybe that will work for some of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    This has always been difficult to describe, so, with the help of John Allen, I've made a 2.6 MB Quicktime video of the technique:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/video/tire-folding.html

    Sheldon "Three From One" Brown
    Well done Sheldon. I made a video too. It's a kind of horn I was never able to find at Harris.

    Not very practical.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMLQY4LlXFs
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    thanks king of kadence got the video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes
    Well done Sheldon. I made a video too. It's a kind of horn I was never able to find at Harris.

    Not very practical.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMLQY4LlXFs
    Too cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis
    Any chance you could put that in windows media? I hate quicktime. I can never get it to work. I too am only getting audio. NO VIDEO>
    Sorry, I have no idea how to do that. I don't use Windows, I'm a Mac guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    I don't use Windows, I'm a Mac guy.

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    Weird. John Allen looks just like you!

    (Thanks for the video.)

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    Works great for me, on a Mac. Of course, one could just pack a foldable tire...

    Love the dog bell.

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    Guess it doesn't work that well with all tyres.

    Just tried it with a 700x23 Conti Ultra Gatorskin, and while I could fold it into three loops, it was severely deformed and clearly didn't like being folded. If I had used more force to keep it tight, I'm sure I would've bent or broken off the wire bead.

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    Answers the burning question of how the heck to fold the tire.

    Can I use a marker to color a white strap red, or is that cheating?
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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    FWIW, thats the same technique used for band saw blades. (But you have to wear gloves)

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    Thank you Sheldon! Nice job…






    Now, where did I put those red toe-straps…

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrigaj
    FWIW, thats the same technique used for band saw blades. (But you have to wear gloves)
    ....and also to compact those wire-rimmed windshield solar shields...

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    the POV of that video reminds me of FPS's where you're carrying a knife or something and running around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix
    ....and also to compact those wire-rimmed windshield solar shields...
    …and the portable light reflectors used by photographers…

    - Wil
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    Worth watching, if for nothing else but the sublime moment where we are informed, in a perfect deadpan, that only red toe straps will work . It's also nice to formalize the matter of tire folding. I have a couple of 26 x 1 3/8" tires sitting in my basement that I folded away (and secured with twist-ties twist-tied together into longer twist-ties!), oh, more than a year ago. Now I wonder, is such long-term storage in this folded state at all bad for the tire? It seems unlikely, but I don't know. I know what color toe strap to use, but the issue of long-term tire health has not been addressed. Perhaps an experiment is in order?

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