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Old 11-17-2015, 01:30 PM   #3341
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This trainer tire is sooo damn stiff I have to use levers to get it on at the end.

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haha yes please. I'm quite dainty and weak.
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For real though, the only time I have pinched tubes is when i wussed out and used a tire iron.
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Old 11-17-2015, 01:34 PM   #3344
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haha yes please. I'm quite dainty and weak.
I have the same problem with a Nokian studded MTB tire (and I won a tire change contest to boot so I know what I'm doing). Those beads are on the small diameter side of things .
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baby powder on the tube (inside of tire).

Put the tire/rim on and give it one solid pump with your floor pump.

rock the tire side to side on the rim all the way around. inflate to 20-30psi and do it again before you fully inflate.




In other news, converting my tandem from 3x10 mechanical to wide range 2x11 with hydraulic di2.
I have the R785 levers, Saint big boy 4 pot calipers and the new double crankset... just need the di2 supporting bits like the wires, derailleurs and new 11s cassette.

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Public service announcement.

This is not an ideal shape for your valve stem to have:



Happened quite suddenly. I know it didn't look like that yesterday, as I had the bike upstairs to replace the front tube which had just popped, and I inspected and measured the pressure on the rear before finishing up.
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hehe. it looks like a ***** and *****
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I disagree. Not an entirely unacceptably shape for one's stem.
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:31 AM   #3349
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The replacement continental 700x20-25cc tube was significantly smaller in tube diameter than the Kenya's of the same 'size'. I used 16mm wide Velox which covered the non-centered spoke holes nicely. That plus a lot of baby powder and I was able to slip on the tires without much effort by hand. No issues pumping up and holding air for a week now.

Thanks for all that helped!
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:50 AM   #3350
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the tubes stretch out over time, which is why a new one might seem smaller.
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:09 PM   #3351
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I figured. Both were new. Kenya is larger in tube cross section dia by a sizeable amount. I'd say .125 on cross section dia. It was significant. It barely fit in the tire. The Continental was much better. Maybe the Kenya was miss boxed; I don't know any better as it was my first time dealing with road tires/tubes.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll get some better quality tape along with new tubes. This trainer tire is sooo damn stiff I have to use levers to get it on at the end. I even used a little WD40 the last time to try to make sure I don't pinch, which helped tremendously obviously.

After the 3rd install I left it at 100psi because I didn't want to burst it and because I figured it would get warm, and it did. But having it pop 10 minutes after I finished my workout was strange.

RE: 120psi on the street...initially I thought I was around 100 per the gauge on my chinese inflater. It wasn't until I got something of higher quality that showed 120psi (which is what my air compressor gauge said but that was harbor freight and assumed was reading high). I lowered to 100 and didn't like it as much, so I went back to 110-120. These are 23c's also.

I've hit some major pot holes this year, enough to bend the wheel slightly and no issues with the tubes

How many miles should a road tire last? My rear is already somewhat flat in the middle with ~450 miles.
I run a White T-11/Laser/DT R-460 rim with 23mm Gatorskins for training, and run them at 70/85psi, weigh 177lb, ride shitty roads. I've only had one pinch-flat on this set-up and it was a crater so large that it broke wheels (yes, wheels) on riders in front and behind me, Oklahoma flooding tore-up the roads. I'm giving up some comfort by running the Gatorskin, but I had two punctures all year, 9000 miles of riding. I had two punctures this year on my GP4Ks, both in races. I'd run 25mm tires if they'd fit, which they don't on an older Evo with wide rims.

I buy Kenda smooth 48mm presta tubes as they don't destroy the pump-head; "700x23/25c, 48mm F/V".

I'm selling my 34mm carbon race wheels if anyone is interested as I'm going to tubeless for everything. Tired of traveling to a road race to make it through the race with 10 miles to go and get a flat.

I use a tire-jack for new Gatorskins, they're tight.
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I am leaning towards road tubeless as well (for no reason other than to try it). Tempted to try the new Schwalbe Ones.
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I am leaning towards road tubeless as well (for no reason other than to try it). Tempted to try the new Schwalbe Ones.
I will go the Hutchinson rout first.
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I am leaning towards road tubeless as well (for no reason other than to try it). Tempted to try the new Schwalbe Ones.
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I will go the Hutchinson rout first.
If I can find them in my stuff, I have a new set of Hutchinson Fusion 2 tubeless 700x23's I'll probably never use. Low ball me plz.
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Unrelated:

Threw the chain off the forward ring this morning while maneuvering laterally through heavy traffic on 2nd Ave.

It literally almost cost me my life- I was directly in front of a bus at the time. And this, after I watched a cyclist get hit by a taxicab last night on 1st @ 46th. (Yes, I stopped to render aid & comfort until the ambulance arrived.)

This isn't the first time this has happened...
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If I can find them in my stuff, I have a new set of Hutchinson Fusion 2 tubeless 700x23's I'll probably never use. Low ball me plz.
Um...uhhhh...don't go looking yet. I've burnt so much cash recently, need to chill. But when they drop out of the sky, I'll make an offer. lol
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Threw the chain off the forward ring this morning while maneuvering laterally through heavy traffic on 2nd Ave.
This isn't the first time this has happened...
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Gotta learn them limit screws.
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Threw the chain off the forward ring this morning while maneuvering laterally through heavy traffic on 2nd Ave.

It literally almost cost me my life- I was directly in front of a bus at the time. And this, after I watched a cyclist get hit by a taxicab last night on 1st @ 46th. (Yes, I stopped to render aid & comfort until the ambulance arrived.)

This isn't the first time this has happened...
Department store or LBS bike? Not likely user error. It's possible to ham fist front shifts and drop the chain but it's rare with modern high quality bicycles. If it's a $300 department store bike, you may be reaching the limits of its performance envelope. Assuming the hardware is simply maladjusted, you go to a good LBS, not necessarily the cheapest or closest, and tell them you almost died when the chain came off. Seriously, don't be embarrassed to tell you had a near miss because of the malfunction. Ask if you can watch them adjust it. If is a good quality drivetrain there will be user manuals available online. Shimano is great in this regard. When I was a pro bike mechanic, I was always taken aback at how many young bike techs never read the manuals for particular component. Some components have hidden secondary and tertiary adjustments that almost no one knows about.

Also, buy a Park chain stretch gauge today. This will save your life and a lot of money later. Pic of front drivetrain in current state?

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