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  • I've been changing inner tubes for 25 years and only just found out it's about a million times easier if you start taking the tyre off and finish putting it on at the valve.

  • finish at the valve?

  • Definitely easier to finish opposite the valve not at the valve

  • Nah, if you're struggling and end up using levers, you can then use the tube valve to push the tube up and out of the way of the bead/wall to avoid pinching.

  • Surely you inflate the tube slightly so that it sits "in" the tyre and then deflate?

  • Mostly I do opposite the valve as it's easier to stop the things rotating and having a wonky valve, if it's an awkward, tight one then finishing at the valve gives you a little more room opposite to get the tyre beads in the well of the rim as much as possible, so more slack to finish with.

  • I hate a wonky valve. Not enough to redo it, but I still hate it.

  • That Dexys one is right good

    Details please?

  • https://m.imdb.com/title/tt4340174/

    More of a concert interleaved with interview than a documentary.

  • Cheers

  • They play ‘ This is what she’s like ‘ as last song/encore ... with Rowland running around all the back stage corridors and balconies singing his heart out , really into it .... goes on for ages ..... great stuff ....

  • i once saw kevin rowland do a dj set. it was cool but weird. he mainly played soul i think and would kind of do long fade outs singing over the track and then dropping it out altogether, keeping his own acapella version going for ages.

  • I've been changing inner tubes for 25 years and only just found out it's about a million times easier if you start taking the tyre off and finish putting it on at the valve.

    t'other way round, surely? The aim is not to be doing the difficult bit at the valve because you don't want to be mangling it. So you start taking a tyre off opposite the valve (the bit when you need levers, but start putting it back on at the valve (the bit when it's nice and easy).

    Before you inflate the tube you should check that it's not pinched under the bead anywhere and push the valve in slightly because the thicker disc of rubber around its foot can more easily get trapped under the bead.

  • Yeah, my method was always the other way around in the past, since I didn't want to do the difficult bit at the valve, where it's most fragile.
    But turns out if you do it at the valve, there is no difficult bit, so no need to worry...
    (YMMV obvs, could just be other things at play).

  • Levers are cheating, do it right and you rarely need them.

  • Fair enough. I think what most people miss is that if (when putting a tyre on) you frequently squeeze all the way round to ensure that the bead is down in the well of the rim you can usually get tyres on without levers. Loads of people just assume that all tyres will be a struggle.

  • You should never really need them to put tyres on, although some tubeless ones can be a pain, and mostly don't need them to get them off either.

  • i once saw kevin rowland do a dj set.

    When I was a pupil my pupil master had a case involving Kevin Rowland - all about the consequences of his bankruptcy. He was present in court, I remember he was wearing a dark brown corduroy suit with lots of brass buttons, and looking very cool. His barrister kept on taking wee nips from a hip flask when the judge wasn't looking. He lost.

  • I see your thumbs and raise you Campag Pista with Veloflex Master, the only time I have reached for strips of metal in 30 years.

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