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Alternative to panaracer paselas

Old 09-08-13, 12:12 PM
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Alternative to panaracer paselas

Hi all, hope you can post some recommendations. I have Panaracer Paselas on my old mavics. they're 700c 25-622 and an absolute sod to fit. I have to use levers which more than often results in punctures.
Does anyone have a recommendation for something similar that's a bit looser? A bit of a wide question I know but my understanding is there are 622s, and then there are 622s ie a tyre may have that number on it but the precise circumference may differ slightly. The Mavics are 622 also but an older quite square section.
Maybe it's time to get the tailors tape out and measure up!

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Oddly specific question. Go to store, pick some tires? It's the rim that causes tires to be difficult to mount, not the tire. Flexible beads are easier than wire beads.
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IME, Paselas with the folding bead are easy to mount on Open Pros and some vintage Araya I have. Borrow some different tires from friends and see if any work better on your rims. Work on your technique
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Have you tried a bead jack?

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Originally Posted by shelbyfv
IME, Paselas with the folding bead are easy to mount on Open Pros and some vintage Araya I have. Borrow some different tires from friends and see if any work better on your rims. Work on your technique
Everything is easy to mount onto Open Pros.
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I have Paselas on three bikes, four different rims (one bike's don't match), and I can mount them without tools. I'd guess it's your rims... Schwalbe makes some Pasela-like tires that might work better, but I'm guessing.
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Which "old Mavics"? I've never found Paselas hard to mount without tools.

The key is to get most of the bead into the well of the rim so that you have more slack to get the last part over the rim.
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Originally Posted by Brian Ratliff
Oddly specific question. Go to store, pick some tires? It's the rim that causes tires to be difficult to mount, not the tire. Flexible beads are easier than wire beads.
Yep oddly specific! That's what t'internet's for

the thing about rim causing probs is handy to know. In the abscence of any time to take a wheel down the bike store I'll try the flexi beads. Thanks
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Have you tried a bead jack?

Cool! that looks handy although a more suitable tyre for my wheel might be better
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
Which "old Mavics"? I've never found Paselas hard to mount without tools.

The key is to get most of the bead into the well of the rim so that you have more slack to get the last part over the rim.
The mavics are M2's and could be as much as 30 years old (that's when my dad put it together) although from memory he started with tub rims then got sick of them!

cheers for your insights guys, very useful!
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