I recently picked up an older hardtail fitted with 26" Ritchey Vantage Comp hoops. The rear tire was flat, so I started to bust the wheel down to replace the tube.
In the process I broke one of those plastis bell tire levers that you get at x-mart and two fingernails. It took three BEEFY screwdrivers to get the tire off. Trying to put the tire back on I broke three more nails and the tire isn't even close to going on!
Just for giggles, I tried to mount an old balloner tire and it too was way short of going on!
Is there a sizing issue whith these wheels that makes tire mounting a problem oe what? All input is welcome.
FYI ~ I've tried all the tricks and installation methods that I have in my repitore.