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post #1 of 3 Old 11-16-2006, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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D606 spoonability?

Hey all, sorry to start another tire thread, but i have a very specific question:

How easy/hard is it to spoon a 606 with 10" levers when you're tired, or it's dark and stormy? My first actual flat that i didn't have the luxury of being near civilization with had me swapping a tube in a downpour at dusk. The second time, last week, it was in the middle of nowhere just after sunset, and dragging my bike up and out of one of those bike swallowing ruts that' we're not supposed to ride into :roll: I pinched and was able to lay the bike on the left side and spoon the tire off from the rigt side without pulling the wheel. I got it bead broken, spooned off, patched, and spooned back on pretty quickly, even working in near darkness. I'm a get flats in the middle of nowhere kinda guy, and i'm thinking of going with a D606 to replace my Kenda racing slick that i have now, especially after yesterday's rock crawling adventues, the side knobs are coming off in chunks.

Winter's coming and i doubt i'll be fortunate enough to get a flat in good weather, I'll be doing a few 5 hour one way trips to go snowboarding, leaving at 1 or 2 am, returning at night, and doing some of the trip on dirt to save 100 miles of slab and avoid Tucson, I hate civilization and pavement.

Is it as easy as a kenda to break the bead and yank off or am i gonna cuss, kick, and manhandle it for hours in the middle of nowhere on some high pass at night in a blizzard?
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-16-2006, 02:52 AM
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i just changed a 606 in the comfort of the carhole. not any more difficult than other tires IMHO. in the middle of the night in a blizzard i'd ride it until it came off the bead and throw the spare tube in it to get on the road in a hurry. :twisted:
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-18-2006, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by larryboy
i'd ride it until it came off the bead and throw the spare tube in it to get on the road in a hurry. :twisted:
now that's a true dualsportman....
those sidewalls being stiff as they are
on the front one would be hard press to get that bead broke even with a flat...
great post larrryboy :twisted:
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