Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New Zealand
Bikes: Diamond Back Apex, Raleigh 20, Raleigh Sports
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Yes yes yes!!!!... it sounds weird but thats really good to hear stevegor...it's not just me!!!
Absolutely almost you'd think they were the wrong fit tyre.
I rode the last stelvio through the tread, then it got a flat and now am here. Once they are on they are pretty good, but i would hate to get a flat out on a ride, it would be a nightmare. I dunno why they are so tight, maybe it's just one of those odd combinations. Unfortunately I took little pixles suggestion and sanded down the rim. Now i'm looking for a 436 tyre. Anyway, thanks for the suggestions but tonight I finally got the new one on. It took 4 puncture repairs, a new tube 2 knives, a spoon, washing up liquid and silicon spray and one other person holding the knives in to flick it over, this time not pinching the tube. I have actually bored out the valve hole to take the car size valves because the whole arrangement was so tight that i was breaking too many presta valves getting them in and out.
It's a good fast ride though, especially when you coast past racing bikes going down hill...
I think i'm gonna go FMF® Powermoto 20 x 1.75 Rim with tioga comp slicks and a nexus 8 for my next setup, and this time stainless spokes...damn broke 3 last week.
Originally Posted by stevegor
I'm having the same trouble with my 451 Velocity Aeros and Stelvios, in fact the rear tyre was an absolute nightmare to get on, and now after regular commutes and touring, the tread is getting very low so I'm not looking forward to changing that one. However....I may have found an answer, I bought a set of folding Stelvios off eBay from a Bike Friday supplier, they should be easier to fit.