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Old 05-19-07, 05:15 AM   #1
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I, uh, I can't install a road clincher...

I bought some Vittorias packed folded in little boxes; out of the box these tires are "flat", ie. they don't have that C profile. This is a first for me! I can't install them the way I'm accustomed to, ie. by putting a slightly filled inner tube inside the tire and slipping them on the rim together, since the tire has no "inside" that could hold the inner tube. How does one install this kind of tires?
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Old 05-19-07, 05:25 AM   #2
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just lay the tube on the inside of the tire, and kinda fold the tire around the tube until it looks just like the others you have used......
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Old 05-19-07, 05:26 AM   #3
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I always just mount one side of the tire (so it's half on and half off), stuff a slightly inflated tube in there as best I can, and then wrestle the other side of the tire on. Once you get the second side started, it'll stay on.
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Thanks, that made it a breeze!
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I always just mount one side of the tire (so it's half on and half off), stuff a slightly inflated tube in there as best I can, and then wrestle the other side of the tire on. Once you get the second side started, it'll stay on.
+1 install one side of tire on rim first. add tube. install other side.
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