Author Topic: Zip tie tire mounting  (Read 1092 times)

Offline Chris

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Zip tie tire mounting
« on: November 02, 2015, 02:25:54 am »
I found this interesting youtube video while web surfing and thought it was worth sharing just to get your opinions on it.  I'd never even heard of this technique.  It looks feasible but it would seem to me you'd still need tyre spoons to get the old skin off the rim. 

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Re: Zip tie tire mounting
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 11:57:13 am »
Interesting technique. I'm pretty partial to just paying someone to do it but I'll keep this in mind.
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Re: Zip tie tire mounting
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 03:29:37 pm »
I'm pretty partial to just paying someone to do it but I'll keep this in mind.

Says the man who was plotting to buy a tire changing machine the last summer I was in the States!  Lol  :)
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Re: Zip tie tire mounting
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 04:50:42 pm »
Says the man who was plotting to buy a tire changing machine the last summer I was in the States!  Lol  :)

If I had a machine I would do them myself for sure. It's the lack of such that motivates me to outsource.
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Re: Zip tie tire mounting
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2015, 07:27:53 pm »
If I had a machine I would do them myself for sure. It's the lack of such that motivates me to outsource.

Got'cha

The tyre used in the demo isn't new.  Think the zip ties would work as well with a new tyre?
 
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Re: Zip tie tire mounting
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 07:51:15 pm »
I'd imagine so,  may take a little more umph.

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Re: Zip tie tire mounting
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2015, 09:22:51 pm »
I saw or read about that technique some time ago.

I can't even remember if I experimented, seems not that easy to get the two beads together. 

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Re: Zip tie tire mounting
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2015, 06:04:40 pm »
... seems not that easy to get the two beads together.

Yeah, I was wondering about that and thinking the maker of the video might have chosen to do his demo using a used tyre so it would be easier.
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