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Why did I take my Mud2s off my wheels

Old 12-24-09, 05:21 PM
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Why did I take my Mud2s off my wheels

and put on road tires? Probably could have done a reasonable trail ride today.

Bleh. I need a second set of wheels, but that's not on Santa's list this year.
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I know the feeling. I technically do have a second set of wheels that will fit, but since those rims are 24mm wide compared to the 19mm wide rims that stay on it, it requires a full brake adjustment that takes about the same amount of time as switching tires...those spare wheels are actually the backups for my hybrid, which wears 24m wide rims full time. Second set of wheels for the CX bike are pretty high on my wish list.
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You need to learn to swap tires faster.
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When I got mud 2 tires for christmas I forgot to bring tire levers, not thinking about it in the meantime. I put them on by hand. Both thumbs turned into blisters and popped. But I got them on! Hardest tires I've ever put on, and I work as a mechanic in a bike shop.
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French tires- French rims
Italian tires- Italian rims


The Mud2's are pretty easy to put onto my Mavic Open CDs.
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Putting the Mud2s on wasn't too bad - with levers. Putting the Conti 4000s on was harder.

I'm just too lazy to swap tires on a weekly basis. I'm also always a bit worried about flats. Usually my first ride with a new pair of tires is pretty close to home just to make sure everything is properly seated and the tube isn't pinched somewhere.
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Mine went on brand new Deep Vs. So Australian rims?
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French tires go onto French rims the easiest.
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