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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Metal tire levers.
+1... no doubt about it, plastic tire levers suck.

Barchettaman... one thing i have taught many a rider... don't get greedy while levering a tire onto a rim... i recommend 3 inches in between new levering points...... and repeatedly insuring that the bead stays in the valley while installing.

i quit using Velox tape YEARS ago, and have never looked back. it is thick, expensive, and not easily reused.... those cheesy plastic rim bands work great, IMO.

and GIANT does not make bicycle rims that i know of, but a company they own probably does.... i hope you paid a normal price for your new wheels, and didn't pay a premium for decals that say "Giant".

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