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Old 06-04-04, 09:15 AM   #1
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Mountain Bike Tyre problem

I had 26x1.9 mountain bike tyres on my specialized mountain bike. I decided
I wanted some road tyres to help improve my road speed, so I bought
some Nimbus Armidalo 26x1.5 tyres (and inner-tubes). Well I tried putting
the nimbus tyre on my front wheel but it won't go all the way on, last bit won't
tuck into the wheel rim. I cannot now get the thing off either....the tyres are very
inflexible as they are puncture proof...any suggestions? Did I mess up on the tyre size?
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Old 06-04-04, 11:07 AM   #2
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Tire irons, does not cost too much.
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Old 06-04-04, 12:33 PM   #3
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^^^^^^^^^^^THAT and some oil , or a pair of strong hands
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^^^^^^^^^^^THAT and some oil , or a pair of strong hands
NO OIL! Never ever use oil to mount a tire. If you need to lubricate some dish soap is more than adequate and it'll rinse right off.
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Have you bought size 27" tires instead of 26" maybe? Other than that, they should fit. Need more info. to be of more help, sorry....
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27" tires?

they make weirder stuff all the time....
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Have you bought size 27" tires instead of 26" maybe? Other than that, they should fit. Need more info. to be of more help, sorry....

They'd be too big sparky he's having trouble getting a 26x1.5 on in place of a 26x1.9

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27" tires?

they make weirder stuff all the time....
27" tires have been around longer than you or I have been alive and they are still quite common (as far as replacing them goes).

Check here for MOST of the sizes that have been availiable over the years. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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NO OIL! Never ever use oil to mount a tire. If you need to lubricate some dish soap is more than adequate and it'll rinse right off.
By oil I meant something to lube it up with, to insure easy fit. Is it too late to correct myself ?
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By oil I meant something to lube it up with, to insure easy fit. Is it too late to correct myself ?
You just did.
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my brain actually hurts after reading this thread.
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my brain actually hurts after reading this thread.
You ain't kidding.

BTW Where the heck have you been?
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I betcha he is bored cause ridemonkey is down ...
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I betcha he is bored cause ridemonkey is down ...
Aaaahhh so clear to me now.
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Aaaahhh so clear to me now.
Yeah RM is down and Im here just checking it out again. People are asking the same exact questions as when I left
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Yeah RM is down and Im here just checking it out again. People are asking the same exact questions as when I left
You were expecting maybe an educated discussion on thermonuclear physics?
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Not exactly, but Geez man. Its like...this forum is for people to ask about buying new cheap bikes instead of biking as a whole. Y'know? We need controversy here, and hot chicks and dead animals and fire and feces and slayer and chicken sandwiches.
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Do you post on RM?
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Not exactly, but Geez man. Its like...this forum is for people to ask about buying new cheap bikes instead of biking as a whole. Y'know? We need controversy here, and hot chicks and dead animals and fire and feces and slayer and chicken sandwiches.
Mmmmm chicken sandwiches. I just had this Buffalo chicken breast sandwhich I made at the house

I really think that most of the people who come here and ask those cheap bike questions are scred off by RM Just a thought
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Do you post on RM?
I went there REALLY early on before there was anyone to talk to got bored and came back.
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I went there REALLY early on before there was anyone to talk to got bored and came back.
you should re-check it out. lots of folks. lots of topics. no trek Y bike questions.
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you should re-check it out. lots of folks. lots of topics. no trek Y bike questions.
I'll have to do that.
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Once it's back up.
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I'll have to do that.
Definately a good site. I spend quite a bit of time there trying to tranlsate the nuclear physics into something relating to what I understand about suspension. haha
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