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    a love/hate for rubinos has turned into a hate of axials

    So I used to have this love/hate thing going on with rubinos. I liked 'em, but they were near impossible to get on and nearly impossible to get off. Today I broke three levers trying to get a set off.

    I swapped 'em out for a set of michelin axials. They were $6 ea on clearance through IRO. They have gumwalls, and I wanted something classic looking. Anyway, these are way more of pain in the @ss to get on then rubinos. I thought there could be nothing worse.

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    you're doing it wrong sonny.

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    metal tire levers

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    What rims are you using. Rubinos usually are rather easy to work with on most of my rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakae Custom
    metal tire levers
    +1. This way instead of new levers you only have to buy 3 new rims with every set of tires.
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    same luck here. i use a rubino tech in the rear and i broke a few levers before taking the wheel to the shop. they had to use a metal lever and it left a little mark on my rim. those tires are pretty awesome for durability but suck for going on/off.

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    I got nothing to do
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    everything is so ****ed up
    I guess it's natural that way

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    My rubinos practically fell onto my wheels.

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    Rubinos were super easy for me, maybe it's your rims.

    I just got these torelli rims and it's a mother and a half getting these damn verdesteins on and off.
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    i have some gum wall axials i'm still running, the ones with the little green stripe, and they've been amazingly durable tires. i bet you like em when you ride em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikkhu
    This photo deserves it's own thread.

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    Michelin tyre levers. All others suck ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    This photo deserves it's own thread.
    No. No it does not.
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    I cursed myself, tires, and the world trying to get a pair of Rubino's onto my IRO wheels. However, they practically fell onto my aeroheads.
    trued 'till death

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    Soma levers (which are coated metal) are pretty hard to break and won't eff your **** up.

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    what rims?

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    If I were a betting man, I might bet 25cents that they are SUN rims, b/c when I had a pair they were a total biach

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    I use Rubino's and metal tyre levers, they are the best balance for grip and puncture resistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by endform
    If I were a betting man, I might bet 25cents that they are SUN rims, b/c when I had a pair they were a total biach
    ding ding ding. sun venus rim. pain in the ass!!!

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    I had a Rubino roll right off my rim at the staggering speed of 15 km/h. I also got flats every 150 km like clockwork. Never again!
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    can't remember which model but i have some 90s era mavics that are a pain in the ass with rubinos

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    when i cant get a tire on

    i just get the same tire in a 27"

    its almost too easy to get on after that

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    it took me an hour to get a rubino pro onto a weinmann rim once.

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    rubino pro slicks + open pro cd rims. no levers needed, and they've held up downtown better than any other tire i've tried. two thumbs up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by endo shi
    you're doing it wrong sonny.

    No, actually I'm not.

    Old Mavic MA2 rims. Older Mavics and Rubinos have been known to not get along. It's def the rims, but I had to vent.

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