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Old 01-05-10, 12:23 AM   #1
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Schwalbe Easy Fit

Schwalbe has a product called "easy fit" which their website describes as "Special assembly liquid for bicycle tires. A practical sponge applicator allows the liquid to be applied to the tire bead very simply and without smudging fingers. When inflating, the tire bead slides easily into the correct position on the rim. The liquid completely evaporates after about 10 minutes! Sponge applicator, 50 ml, Art-Nr. 3700 Refill, 1000 ml, Art-Nr. 3701" Is this a useful product? Anyone have actual experience using this product?
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Schwalbe has a product called "easy fit" which their website describes as "Special assembly liquid for bicycle tires. A practical sponge applicator allows the liquid to be applied to the tire bead very simply and without smudging fingers. When inflating, the tire bead slides easily into the correct position on the rim. The liquid completely evaporates after about 10 minutes! Sponge applicator, 50 ml, Art-Nr. 3700 Refill, 1000 ml, Art-Nr. 3701" Is this a useful product? Anyone have actual experience using this product?
It's basically a liquid, akin to soapy water or triflow even that reduces friction so that difficult to seat tyres seat. That's the reason why they don't seat - friction. We used this at our old shop. It was handy for flat fixes in which the customer was waiting and it only needed to be wiped off with a dry rag at the end.

If you're not working in a shop environment. The high cost of the product for so little that you can replicate using stuff you have around the house makes it a thumbs down on my part.
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Dish soap and water works well enough and is much cheaper. I have some of the Schwalbe stuff, and it certainly does work, but like Operator says, unless you are using it in a shop environment every day, not worth it.
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