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Fitting Tyres
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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Fitting Tyres Reply with quote

I have to fit some new tyres at the weekend, is it dot by the valve or opposite?

Ta Dave
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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK, as you have helped me today, one good turn deserves another.

If you are meaning the (usually) red dot, it should go nearest the valve, as it is the lightest point of the tyre.

UJ
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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UJ

yep, tis the red dot. thanks for this.

Dave
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reminds me, I need to fit some tyres and tubes asap too Rolling Eyes
can't be too difficult can it Smile

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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick

I have a "manual tyre fitter" (read replace pneumatics with some elbow grease!)which you are more than welcome to use/ borrow. Breaking the bead is the hard bit which this thing does!

Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks ukd might take you up on that - I have 4 tyres:- 2 off rims and 2 on rims and partly removed. All 4 tyres need to go on some bare rims I have, so for the most part its fitting, rather than removing from existing wheels (breaking the bead etc). Is this machine tricky to use???

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UKdave2002
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple to use, I'll stick a pic on , its really just a frame that supports and holds the wheel horizontally, so that you can use a large lever to fit or remove the tyre.
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47p2
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a good link for the Tyre Bible
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