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Old 03-04-13, 06:32 PM
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Installing a tire Instruction Mr. Beanz Style (Clyde exclusive)

After I deleted most of my videos last year Goldfinch pointed out that I had deleted the instructional videos I had as well. With all the tire exploding talk I figured I'd show how I install my tires. I don't have much trouble with tires rolling up while trying to install them. A big complaint I've read many times. No problem with pinched tubes either. Although pretty basic, maybe it'sll help the new guy who had never thought or known much about the little details.

Having a hard time with folding tires rolling up creating problems for some experienced riders puzzles me, but I guess it happens.



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Checking that little line is a nice touch too btw. I found two problems that way Thursday.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post


Checking that little line is a nice touch too btw. I found two problems that way Thursday.
Youd' be surprised how many don't pay attention to it or even the sidewall bulge. I had a bud replace tube in Chino Hills, downhill speeds of 40 mph. He did the repair but I could see the bulge on the side. I pointed it out to him, he said he'd fix it at the bottom, WTF!

He wouldn't have made it to the bottom of a 40! I had to show him some tough love, I called him a bunch of bad names them fixed it myself. I don't want to see anybody slide on their face t 40 mph. OK, maybe a couple of people but not a friend.
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I do it the same way, tire over rim, followed by tube but then I put maybe 10psi in the tube (so it's firm to the touch) and use a Pedro's tire lever to get the tire on using my fingers only by the valve to avoid snagging the tube in that area. As far as the bulges, I stop at about 30psi and give the tire a good once-over to check for bulges then completely inflate. I figure if you pump it up to full pressure with a bulge there's a greater risk of the tire blowing off the rim (which has happened to me BTW and is not fun.)

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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
I figure if you pump it up to full pressure with a bulge there's a greater risk of the tire blowing off the rim (which has happened to me BTW and is not fun.)
Yeah, I wouldn't know anything about that... as recently as Thursday.
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I learned how to change a tire from your original video. Now, I have changed too many tires! Thanks though Beanz, you do a nice job with the instructions.

Another one you should add is taking off an putting on the rear wheel without getting all messed up with the chain.

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post


…little line…
I think it's called a "witness line"

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Installing a tire Instruction Mr. Beanz Style (Clyde exclusive)

I have had zero issues with pinching tube when either installing new tires or changing out a puncture flat.

Haven't watched video yet but plan to.

I just recently installed new conti gp4000s tires and new tubes and have put 200+ mileson the set w/o issue.

I use the new Crank Bros Speedier lever and WOW makes getting that last bit of tire onto rim a piece of cake!
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
I do it the same way, tire over rim, followed by tube but then I put maybe 10psi in the tube (so it's firm to the touch) and use a Pedro's tire lever to get the tire on using my fingers only by the valve to avoid snagging the tube in that area. As far as the bulges, I stop at about 30psi and give the tire a good once-over to check for bulges then completely inflate. I figure if you pump it up to full pressure with a bulge there's a greater risk of the tire blowing off the rim (which has happened to me BTW and is not fun.)
Yeah, good point I left out, keep an eye on the tire while inflating.
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Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
I learned how to change a tire from your original video. Now, I have changed too many tires! Thanks though Beanz, you do a nice job with the instructions.

Another one you should add is taking off an putting on the rear wheel without getting all messed up with the chain.
Glad somebody can pick up something from the videos. Yeah, I shouldn't have deleted that one, one of my favorites!

I'll have to remake that one when I get time.

Funny you mention doing too many tires. I have friends and other riders that will ride down to the coast and ask for mechanical favors. Derailleur adjustments, wheel truing, brake asdjustments, Heck just two weeks ago I ws at a park for a water stop. One dude started trying to rap with some chick there. I stood back and watched as the topic of rubbing brakes came up. He tried to play hero and ended up the zero!:roflamo2:

I didn't want to get involved but he and some other guy ended up making her bike more dangerous than it was. So I ened up doing a front and rear brake and cable adjustment for her.

Bike mechanics are actually pretty easy and a good thing to know as you've found out. Heck, every so often I post a story about helping some poor soul.

Like this dude. Why is he smiling? He picked up his bike from the shop. The rear shifting was a total mess. He was going to call for a ride home. He asked if an one of us knew anything about the rear derailleur. I had seen them working on the bike but thought they knew what they were doing. The sho didn't !

I ended up settng up everything on the rear der, cable, limit screws in about 3 or 4 minutes. I explained the system to him and he had no problem understanding for future adjustments. Although I don't hink he'd need any. Bike was sweet when he left but I think the big smile was because he didn't have to call his wife for a ride.



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Originally Posted by Wil Davis View Post
I think it's called a "witness line"

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.......and making sure it's properly and safely aligned is the witness protection plan.
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Thanks for posting the video.
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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
I have had zero issues with pinching tube when either installing new tires or changing out a puncture flat.

Haven't watched video yet but plan to.

I just recently installed new conti gp4000s tires and new tubes and have put 200+ mileson the set w/o issue.

I use the new Crank Bros Speedier lever and WOW makes getting that last bit of tire onto rim a piece of cake!

Then make your own video! ........

That is a good point though. Some people think they know but don't. You for example might realize you have to check certain things, mechanically makes sense whereas another may have no idea and may never think of certain little things that make a difference.

I've seen a couple of things that have made me say, oh, duhh!
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Thanks for posting the video.
Thanks for thanking me It's cool to know others benefit from it! .............Hope it helped or helps in the future!
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I'll start by saying I install tubes/tires on a carpeted surface.

When I get around to that last little bit of tire not on the rim, what I find helps is I will hold it as you were in the video, with the bead being seated away from me, and the unseated section facing up. wrap fingertips around bead area, curling palms around the top of the tire. Push the rim down at an arc away from you and pull the bead up. Even the most stubborn (folding bead) tires snap right on using this method.

I like your way of going around the tire with low pressure checking to make sure the tube is not pinched, and also helping seat the bead at the same time. I will remember that!
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Thank you for posting the video, I haven't had to change one yet but will now know how to do it properly
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Thank you for posting the video, I haven't had to change one yet but will now know how to do it properly
I highly recommend you learn to change a tire/tube in the comfort of your home...Doing it the first time out on the road or trail is NOT the place to learn!
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Love the video. It makes me feel more comfortable for replacing the tube when I get a flat.
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Can you do one on how to replace the tube without removing the wheel from the frame?
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Can you do one on how to replace the tube without removing the wheel from the frame?
Sorry, I myself would never do it that way. I've seen waaaay too many riders try to take short cuts then end up doing a second replacement 1/4 mile down the road. I myself remove the tube, locat the hole, locate the culprit, verify the inside of the tire is clean then replace the tube.

I've been on too many rides and centuries where riders take short cuts thinking they removed the debris then 1/4 mile later we're stopped again. 5 minute repair now or 4 minutes then and then 4 again 1/4 mile later.

One of the good things about carrying a pump vs CO2. I've lent my pump out a hundred times to riders taking short cuts. After the second try with CO2, you're eshcrewed!
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Nice touch on checking the 'witness' line. A lot of folks never do that.
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A good thing to remember....if a new tire is a bear to get on it will be a bear to get off. In those cases, I practice removing the tire like i would for a flat fix and making sure I have the right levers with me on the road (some tires/rim combos require that I carry steel levers). I also just bought a tire jack because of a particularly hard to install tire. ymmv
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A good thing to remember....if a new tire is a bear to get on it will be a bear to get off. In those cases, I practice removing the tire like i would for a flat fix and making sure I have the right levers with me on the road (some tires/rim combos require that I carry steel levers). I also just bought a tire jack because of a particularly hard to install tire. ymmv
I do carry a set of levers in each one of my bikes cause you never know. I have only had one tire that was difficult to remove, MTB Bontrager rim and Panaracer tire. I swapped out the rims so it is now much easier to deal with. I can remove most my roadie tires without levers but again, you never know so I carry them.

As far as tube, I cary two frsh spares (new no patches). If I puncture, I make the swap on the road, then repair the puncture at home with a patch. Then I replace the new tube back into the seat pack so that I always have two new tubes as replacements on the road.

This also allows to let the patch to sit overnight verifying it was a sucess before taking the bike back on the road.

I've had ride partners pull out spares with a patch, done the repair only to find that 1/4 mile down the road, the patch sucked! Another 10 minutes hoping his "other" patched tube works.

I do this as I was once fooled into thinking there was only one hole.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Then make your own video! ........

That is a good point though. Some people think they know but don't. You for example might realize you have to check certain things, mechanically makes sense whereas another may have no idea and may never think of certain little things that make a difference.

I've seen a couple of things that have made me say, oh, duhh!
I just watched video and found I do quite a bit like you thanks to excellent flat clinics that I have attended at a few LBS.

my recent installation of new tires I did what you did with label, seated one side of bead on wheel, get air in tube by mouth, seat barely inflated tube starting with stem...then work second side of tire bead onto rim. Partially inflated and check for bulges along bead....then fully inflated tire.



After:


I learned to check the "witness line" in your video which is excellent tip. Your video is clear and easy to follow and duplicate. Should be stickied here IMHO.

Agree with GF about showing rear wheel off/on technique with chain and such.

Truly Beanz you are a treasure chest of practical and fun cycling knowledge thanks!

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Originally Posted by nymtber View Post
I highly recommend you learn to change a tire/tube in the comfort of your home...Doing it the first time out on the road or trail is NOT the place to learn!
Second this however...learning on the road is doable. My second ride on my new road bike last April (Easter Sunday no less) I got a flat on the REAR less than mile from my house. (I did not "know" to air up before each ride and think I got flat due to under inflated tire).

I had never changed a flat bicycle tire in my life. I had spare tube, tire levers, CO2 and my smart phone. I got the wheel off (with my chain in wrong spot...mistake I won't repeat). THEN I located a video on YouTube on how to change a flat on rear wheel. Watched that and used that to get new tube installed and wheel back on bike.

Being new to CO2 I did not KNOW to use entire cartridge. So was not fully inflated. I did not have floor pump at home so I chanced it and figured why not see if Performance Bikes is open...so I hopped on SGRT at Del Amo...rode south to Carson (one street) and rode thru town center (Walmart was open..so gave me hope that PB might be open). They WERE! They had floor pumps by front door for cyclists to use. So fully inflated tire. And picked up Topeak Road Morph frame pump with gauge....and continued on my ride and did 19.5 miles with 18.5 after flat.

I was proud of myself for successfully changing the flat and getting my ride in.
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