Old 12-04-17, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
+1. When I learned to deal with bicycle wheels, I had gotten it into me from somewhere that I should always start at the valve and work my way to the other side when remounting tires.
I did it that way for years as a mechanic, as did everyone else. Tires were generally looser back then (70's) so we could get away with it, and there was a certain logic to it. The idea was that you would make sure the tire was properly seated at the valve first. It was not until I went to an Effective Cycling class by John Forrester himself that I learned to do it differently. Once he explained the rationale it made perfect sense, and I never looked back.
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