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Well, I COULD go to my local bike shop by they tend to make a meal of these things. Plus I didn't buy the tyre from them ( they made a mess of that last time too.) My local car place won't touch bikes. Are they all like that? I can take the wheel off myself. Where could I take it other than another bike mechanic? I didn't think it was going to be an issue!

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Find another local mechanic :thumb:

 

Change it yourself, as long as you get the direction of rotation correct and put the dot in the right place all should be good :thumb:

 

have you done a bike tyre yet? :D

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Find another local mechanic :thumb:

 

Change it yourself, as long as you get the direction of rotation correct and put the dot in the right place all should be good :thumb:

 

have you done a bike tyre yet? :D

 

No not yet, but the time will come when i will need to :thumb:

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Find another local mechanic :thumb:

 

Change it yourself, as long as you get the direction of rotation correct and put the dot in the right place all should be good :thumb:

 

have you done a bike tyre yet? :D

 

No not yet, but the time will come when i will need to :thumb:

 

I have changed many!


without the proper gear its a pain in the arse!


Breaking the bead is a nightmare and on tight tyres getting them off is a challenge


saying that I can now remove a tyre and fit a new valve and new tyre in around 5 mins :wink:





But correct tools help :mrgreen:

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Bead breaking easy enough with a quick grip style hand clamp, decent tyre irons and a jig to hold the wheel in place :thumb:

 

:lol: :lol: :lol:


I have had to use a vice before to break some beads!


Wish they was all as easy as a hand clamp and a tyre iron!


This is what I use except for the bar as that one damages rims and mine doesn't


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I tried to change the tyres on the scooter a couple of weeks ago, not a hope.

Tried breaking the bead with a big vice without success.

So stopped wasting time and went to a local car tyre place where they changed both tyres, balance and disposal of the old ones for £30.

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It's handy to be able to change your own tyres but it can be a right pain in the buttocks - especially breaking the bead and buggering about with levers.


I'd look for a tyre specialist (or main dealer of you're feeling flush) if you don't have a good bike place near by. I took a wheel to a car place once and they took a chunk out of it.

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I take my wheels off and drive them and my new tyres around to one of the local,smaller, bike mechanics/garages. They are happy enough to change them over for me. Usually it's around £10-15 per wheel.


Worth it for the job taking 30min (including driving) and a coffee rather than me shouting at the stupid thing for hours cause I can't get it to work :lol:

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@dynax are the ear defenders for when the missus starts shouting at you :lol:

 

No my OH is very tolerent of my activities, i am very lucky in that i can do what i pretty much want to do :thumb:

 

Usually that's code for being severely under the thumb. :lol:

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@dynax are the ear defenders for when the missus starts shouting at you :lol:

 

No my OH is very tolerent of my activities, i am very lucky in that i can do what i pretty much want to do :thumb:

 

Usually that's code for being severely under the thumb. :lol:

 

Not in my case :lol:

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