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Tube tire tip
I've read of people having trouble getting the valve stem through the hole when changing tires. Thought I would show my technique.
What I do is put the tube inside the tire and set the tire upright with the valve stem at the bottom. I set the rim down on the tire so that the valve stem pokes through and then thread the nut on a couple of turns. Usually I have to pull the tube up out of the tire a bit to get enough of the valve stem through the rim. Push down on the rim and get the tire started and then you can mount as usual.
edit: Partially inflate the tube prior to inserting in tire. You want to inflate it to the point that it just holds the shape but is still soft.
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Last edited by Spec; 02-15-2014 at 11:19 AM.