View Full Version : Folding Tire Questoin

06-07-2006, 10:39 AM
I was going to get ambitious and change the front tire on Xtra before the trip, but I'm (easily) intimidated by the way the folding tire just doesn't hold shape like the wire bead ones do. Seems the "inflate the tube a bit and stick it into the tire" isn't going to act the same. (It seems like... how is that thing going to go into the rim and stay there????)
I suppose Iczn try and always put the other one back on... but are there any obvious rules (remember, this is the person who can put a seat on backwards...) for getting this thing right? I *will* try to make sure it's not inside out :rolleyes:

06-07-2006, 10:52 AM
It works just the same but it may help to stretch the tire a bit first.

Simply get it unkinked as much as possible and then stand with one foot inside the circle and pull up firmly on the tire, like you were using a stretchy exercise band. This will help it stay unkinked a bit.