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Old 06-29-10, 08:15 PM   #1
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Mounting Panasonic Panaracer Tourguard tires?

I just spent a half hour mounting one lousy anasonic Panaracer Tourguard tire. Wow do my thumbs hurt.

I have had a hard time mounting tires before but never this much trouble.

I can't imagine going through this on tour. Will the bead eventually stretch a bit making the tires a bit easier to mount?
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What size tires?
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What size tires?

700x28c

And yes I am mounting them on 700 wheels.
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1) Start on the side of the wheel oppposite the stem.
2) Pinch both side of the tire together as you work it on the rim (pinching give you a little more slack).
3) Work as much of the tire on the rim as you can by hand.
4) Use the valve stem to push the tube away fron the rim.
5) Insert tire lever to pop on the last little bit.

This method allows use of a tire lever without pinching the tube. Also, using the heel of your hands (with cycling or other gloves on), and rolling the last little bit often works. When all else fails I get my wife's help and we double team it!
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sometimes tires run slightly smaller and rims run slightly larger (and vice versa - even worse). the combo makes for hard to mount tires. this is assuming you are a pro at mounting tires.

i dont find them hard to mount normally.
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For some reason the rear went right on. Maybe it was as illwafer said???
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Just mounted a new set of PP tg's last week. I usually spray some windex on the tire to give it a bit of lubrication and they normally go on no problem. I used to work in a gas station and we used a bit of soapy water on the bead to do the same thing. It can make your hands a bit slippery to but keep a box of latex gloves around to give you some grip and keep your hands clean.
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Wow do my thumbs hurt.
That's a sure sign that you're doing it wrong.

Use the heel of you hand to roll the last bit of the bead over the rim. Save your s
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