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Old 05-28-07, 06:21 PM   #1
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How do you fold tires?q

I want to fold and store away this tires with aramid bead. They came to me folded, but for the life of mine, can't remember how exactly.
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Old 05-28-07, 06:38 PM   #2
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/video/tire-folding.html
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Old 05-29-07, 12:45 AM   #3
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This ain't what I'm after. I have a foldable MTB tire, which can be folded almost like a pancake, i.e. takes much less space when folded.

BTW, regarding that wideo: does anyone really NOT know how to fold a slim tire in three loops?
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You just push one side (one-half) of the tire inside out and then tuck it into the other side so the whole looks like half a tire (should look like a giant "C") and then roll it up.
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Basically flatten it like z415 says, then fold up one end about 5" and roll the rest around it.
Looks somewhat like this at the end (this is folded in half somehow, no big difference):
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Basically flatten it like z415 says, then fold up one end about 5" and roll the rest around it.
Looks somewhat like this at the end (this is folded in half somehow, no big difference):
Thanks. And the bead won't complain?
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