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Old 09-26-23, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart
Often a too tight tire (which won't seat well) will be less problematic after some miles ridded at pressure. But life is full of uncertainty and tire seating is one such example. If you absolutely need a tire to seat well before you continue your ride chose one that seats when newly mounted. Andy
That's the pragmatic solution. But I just got these new tyres and they feel great and the grip is brilliant
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Old 09-26-23, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by grumpus
No, I'm talking about the way some people insist that "it's easy, just do this, no need for that".

See what I mean? Maybe you've not fitted many tyres, maybe you've been lucky, maybe you're that guy that does one-finger push-ups
That's not an actual answer. Please enlighten us all - explain how tire levers might possibly be needed to correct the situation pictured. Or how tire levers ever come into play after you've got the tire over the rim, except maybe to remove the tire later on.

Have you ever changed a tire? Notice how loose it is on the rim until you inflate it? That's when you align the bead seat line with the rim, with your hands. It doesn't take any strength at all. The only tools needed are opposable thumbs, and a pump to inflate the tire afterwards.

Try it. Go let the air out of one of your tires. Notice that the tire is now loose on the rim and can easily be repositioned. Now do you see why tire levers would never be needed?
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Old 09-26-23, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Jeff Neese
The restrictions on "baby powder" is because it's made to be applied directly to skin, so it falls under the FDA.
The FDA hasn't banned it. The Johnson&Johnson suit has scared everyone off. I wanted real talc, found it in the off-brands for a few years, but it's disappeared.

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The stuff sold specifically as Tire Talc is still the same old "toxic" talcum powder.
If it really has asbestos in it it's toxic to breathe.

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vailable at most auto supply stores, and of course Amazon.
Not at Auto Zone.
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..... I wanted real talc, found it in the off-brands for a few years, but it's disappeared.

If it really has asbestos in it it's toxic to breathe.

Not at Auto Zone.
It's on O'Reilly's web site at least - I didn't check any others. In any event, real talc is still being sold labeled as Tire Talc. The expectation is that people who are using it are doing so in a well-ventilated area and wearing gloves - the warning label on the back says don't breathe it or let it come into contact with skin.

I bought mine from Amazon.
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Old 09-26-23, 10:15 AM
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That's not an actual answer. Please enlighten us all - explain how tire levers might possibly be needed to correct the situation pictured.
Show me where I stated that they might.
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deflate

spray with glass cleaner

overinflate by 25%

wait overnight (you might hear it pop)

I bet the next time you have to remount you will not have the problem
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