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Old 02-27-2012, 09:33 PM
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Please don't take this as mockery at all, but this link might help you with the tight tires (park tool instruction pages). I used to do a lot of road biking and some road tires seem terribly tight, but this almost always worked.
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...be-replacement

These ($5 shipped) will get any tire off, one way or another! You might need to grind them a little to prevent scratching your rims, but they do not bend! http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CF8Q8wIwAg
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:44 PM
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BMX pro tires might work well for you. They are made to jump and bang on steep corners and metal ramps. $38
http://www.everybicycletire.com/shop...y-bob-507.aspx


24x2.0 wheelchair (offroad) tires $17
http://www.quickie-wheelchairs.com/p...ire-24986.html


They might be kind of soft (so they don't scratch floors), but they probably have good quality beads and molding. Might be worth a try.

24" tires have a 507mm bead seat diameter, if that helps you search.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Acraze View Post
withing 7 pedals it cranks right up.

woo hoo

Awesome!
Ready for fun!!! :-)
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:56 PM
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Hey those TL5's look pretty kewl I think I will get a couple of sets one for my compadre as well. 8 inch long is decent leverage. I wounder if they will bend? There directions there is pretty much how I do it. Except for my ho-made levers were a little too thick.


Just notice after googling...They say Heavy Duty ''''Forged Steel'''' !!! Not like a cheap tool where the only thing forged on it is the name


Me like !!! Ideally I want to prolly have three tho.. Thanks!

: Park Tool Heavy Duty Steel Tire Levers Tl-5C Heavy duty forged steel tire levers 8" (20.3cm) length for superior leverage Ideal for DH and Freestyle tires. Sold as pair Item Specifications: Package: Pair

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:01 PM
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Oh yeah my craze is for the larger tires! 3.0 or bust .I busted already for the Hook Worms ..Their smaller. That was what I had my heart set on. Hince forth a darn near 3 inch wide rim!
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:05 PM
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Actually, I think it might be best, all around, to really get ALL those spiffy tire levers, and have the assortment out in front of you when changing a difficult tire.

It would bring the option to select best one for the moment, avoiding scratched rims and busted knuckles. :-)

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:44 PM
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Kenda Chopper tires, $30 each on amazon, 24x3.0
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Kenda-Chopper-.../dp/B001VA8T88
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:44 PM
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It was 38deg in Maine today.... So I fired it up for the first time since October.
Blew tons of white smoke because I had a bunch of cylinder fogger in the engine to keep it nice and free. Turned over nice and easy, started on the 2nd try.
Let it warm up for a few minutes then took it for a ride.
It was cold, but DAMN! I miss riding the thing. Summer needs to be here faster
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:26 PM
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I rode my new 4 stroke friction drive around the block a few times!



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Old 02-28-2012, 04:32 PM
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Hooray for friction drives. Which did you buy?
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