Join Date: May 2019
Location: Travel full time
I stink at mounting the rear tire.
SO, I have a bridgestone trail wing rear tire, the stock one didn't last very long at all. Front didn't last long either. BUT, the front tire is also a bridgestone trail wing, and went on like a dream.
The rear, first time, pinched the tube, a lot, put in new tube, tried letting sit in sun and still didn't go on. Took It to a tire shop, and it was fine for about 3,000, miles then noticed low rear tire. Took tube out, pinched spot where I pinched it again, the second time installed. Just put in a new tube, couldn't get the last part of tire on, again. Took it to a tire shop, and found I pinched it again. ( my fault for not checking to see if I pinched it again, before going to tire shop.) I have a new tube on the way and will just install it and not try to put tire on, but go right to tire shop for $10 to have them put it on.
What is a softer install tire, I can install next time I need a new rear? Im more 70/30 ,,70 on road.
I don't mind making mistakes, but this is the 3rd time.