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Steel belts....

I just figured Id share my disappointment with everyone else . For the past month Ive known I needed a new rear tire. I even have an extra B014 sitting in my bedroom with 3/4 tread left (was given to me for free) but since I have pirellis on the front and rear I wanted to wait as long as I could simply because I know mix matching tires is not a good idea ...but I dont have the $250 right now to buy a new rear pirelli and the front tire has lots of tread left.

Anywho.......I was checking my tire pressure yesterday and noticed the steel belts showing on part of my tire of course the local bike shop cant get to it till Sat and its 60 degrees out for today and tomorrow only (thats high right now in Maine). &^(*[email protected] Talk about kicking myself in the ASS!
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Re: Steel belts....

You can always mount the tire yourself
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Re: Steel belts....

Sympathies.....

well..... least you've got nice weather.... I need new tyre and MOTs due tuesday

Good news is it legal over the Long bank hol weekend....

but it looks like it gunna be a washout

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Re: Steel belts....

Is it impossible to mount myself? I know these tires are super stiff...can you get one on without a machine?
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Re: Steel belts....

Last time we were in Scotland one of the lads got a puncture in the rear - when we looked at the tyre he was starting to show cords as well!

We then spent 1/2 a day getting him a rear tyre for which he paid top money, had to get it fitted at a car tyre place which meant us taking the wheel off & on again

It was a good laugh at the time, mainly at his expense!

Coinidentally, he had Pirelli's on and the only tyre available was a Bridgestone BT014, he didn't have any problems with that pairing.
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Re: Steel belts....

No, I've seen some pretty good write-ups on the internet of how to do it. Can't find em in my bookmarks tho, sry. That should you how to make your own tools and how to do everything (including balancing)
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Re: Steel belts....

buah...its only one more day without riding....I think ill pay the $40 and have them do it...balance and all.
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Is it impossible to mount myself? I know these tires are super stiff...can you get one on without a machine?
Fitting tyres by hand is not difficult. The hardest part is breaking the bead. I fitted eight of the bastards in one day a few years ago.
There's also no problem at all with mixing tyre brands.

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Re: Steel belts....

What about the balance?
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What about the balance?
Totally unnecessary.
Modern sportsbike wheels and tyres are superbly manufactured to very tight tolerances.

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Re: Steel belts....

Here's a trye changing guide..... it's the one I used.

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I made a square wooden frame to rest the wheel on, covered it in old carpet.

Breaking the bead is a bugger - I strap the wheel to this frame, add a couple of rim protectors and use a garden spade to break the bead - bloody hard work!

Anyone got any better ideas?
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Re: Steel belts....

I've head of people using a car or truck to break the bead. Lay the rim on the flooor and roll up on the old tire with the car or truck, however, I'd be to afaid of running up on the rim
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Breaking the bead is a bugger - I strap the wheel to this frame, add a couple of rim protectors and use a garden spade to break the bead - bloody hard work!
The simplest way is to lay the wheel on some heavy cardboard on the driveway, lay a wooden plank on the tyre just up to the bead and slowly drive your car up onto it. You'll have to have somebody stand on the other side of the tyre to keep it flat but it works very well without damaging the tyre so you can use it again if it's not completely stuffed. This was how I did the eight-in-one-day I mentioned earlier as I was interstate on holiday.
You can also use a car jack onto the tyre under the towbar of a car.
I welded up a steel frame that breaks the beads and then holds the wheel while I install the tyres.

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Re: Steel belts....

Took it off myself and brought it to a shop......whooohoooo I have tread again!!
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