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post #21 of 37 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 04:25 PM
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Heck, just buy a new bike when the tires are shot.
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buyer: "So, Mister, why ya selling your fairly new bike?"

seller: "Cuz the tires need changin', son!"

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well, but your profile says you're retired. That means no pressure. We had to make sure we got his bike done that afternoon else he'd not have transportation the next day. hhahahaha.

Since you've done swaps before, am sure I'm not telling you anything new, but to put it on the post for proper posterity (and with feeling), breaking the old bead was not fun. as was the cleaning of the old rubber off of the wheel rim. Had a single C-clamp that I used to use for changing out tie-rod ends of my trucks in my youth. Used it to pop the beads of the tire. First bead popped out fine, but that other one took about an hour of finageling (no idea if that's spelled correctly). On the rear, make ample use of the brake rotor to hold your tire spoons down while you slip the next one in under the old tire (when trying to remove tire from wheel).

But, the 14" tire for Burgy should be a tad bit easier than the 12" of my son's Reflex.
Yeah. I'm a retired IT guy. I finally found something I'm really good at. This retired gig is just my cup of tea. I've got an old Harbor Freight tire changer with a Mojolever, so I don't anticipate any problems (famous last words sometimes). I didn't comment on your use of Windex. I've heard of that before but never tried it. I'll give that a shot and see how it works.

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Heck, just buy a new bike when the tires are shot.
Back in the 60's and 70's my uncle would trade in a car when it had 15,000 miles. Every year when the new model of Lincoln Mark V would come out. He had a standing pre order with his Lincoln dealer and my aunt bought the last one after he died but canceled the pre order for after.
Heck, this bike is almost new, and the tires look great. It's a 2006 model with 933 miles (yes, 933 miles) on the clock. The date codes on the tires indicate they were made in January of 2006. Like I said, they look great, but I'm not getting it on the road with them.

I posted a few weeks back that a dear friend with terminal cancer had given it to me. He passed two weeks after he gave it to me, so I didn't get a chance to go visit him on it.
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bike with a good history. awesome. ride well.

yeah, windex has just enough slippery and evaporates pretty well. just .. has to be used more often. but, it's cheap.

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Yeah. I'm a retired IT guy. I finally found something I'm really good at. This retired gig is just my cup of tea. I've got an old Harbor Freight tire changer with a Mojolever, so I don't anticipate any problems (famous last words sometimes). I didn't comment on your use of Windex. I've heard of that before but never tried it. I'll give that a shot and see how it works.



Heck, this bike is almost new, and the tires look great. It's a 2006 model with 933 miles (yes, 933 miles) on the clock. The date codes on the tires indicate they were made in January of 2006. Like I said, they look great, but I'm not getting it on the road with them.

I posted a few weeks back that a dear friend with terminal cancer had given it to me. He passed two weeks after he gave it to me, so I didn't get a chance to go visit him on it.
Sorry about your friend.
My 2011 an650 had less than 600 miles on it in 2016 when I bought it. Still has the original tires.
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easy, one swipe of the credit card and it's done !
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I can use a mount/dismount bar on the front, but I end up using a couple of very slim dirt-bike spoons for the rear. I use a piece of cut-up shampoo bottle as a scratch protector, and Ruglyde for lubrication.
uh, the eskimo woman wants to know if you are still tlking about tires, she has a very odd look on her face

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uh, the eskimo woman wants to know if you are still tlking about tires, she has a very odd look on her face
Funny story, the first time I ever tried to change a tire it took me 6 hours and there was a lot of swearing involved. My wife (not an eskimo woman) came down to the basement to check on me, and right as she arrived I lost my grip on one of the tire irons. The tire spit it out, and it shot past me and hit the wall right beside her head. Without a word, she turned around and headed back up the stairs. I've gotten much better at changing tires since then.
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easy, one swipe of the credit card and it's done !
wait.. is that how you met your eskimo woman?!?!?

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Get yourself a bar of ivory snow and chop it up and put it in a blender with about a pint of water. Wipe it on the tire bead and rim with a brush or rag and you can mount a new tire by throwing it on the rim and just press it over the rim with the heel of your shoe. Ivory snow Bar soap is pure soap. No detergents, totally safe. And slicker than a greased banana peel.

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