Struggling fitting turbo tyre!

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08/12/2013 at 16:30


just got a turbo tyre and struggling to fit. Been trying for 30 minutes and cant get the last little bit clipped in. 

Read some advice about heating the tyre up so its on the radiator whilst i have a well earned cup of tea and relax before having another go. 


08/12/2013 at 16:40

mine was really hard too, took a lot of brute force in the end

08/12/2013 at 16:41

and just remembered, when I finally got it on and pumped the tyre up, I realised that  I should have put some rim tape on first as the inner tube burst so I had to take it off again!!

cougie    pirate
08/12/2013 at 16:48
I've never needed turbo tyres. My turbo is fine with normal tyres.
Magna Carter    pirate
08/12/2013 at 16:59

me too.... will swap the front and rear at some point, but my Conti GP4000's have done 2k miles, of which 500 are on the turbo, with no sign of excessive wear so far.

08/12/2013 at 17:54

Thanks guys. 


Just got the tyre on but now have a puncture as i split the tube. 

Fed up now so will try again tomorrow. Worst idea i have had!  Might just putnthe normal tyre back on

M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2013 at 18:40

put it over the radiator, will be easier when its warmer

I need a turbo tyre as I even manage to shred them 

08/12/2013 at 19:07

I've warmed them in the oven - quicker but veeeerrry easy to cook them.    Jug of boiling water can work too but if you use talc to help them go on the water is no good. What is the wheel - not campag is it?

08/12/2013 at 19:35

I use a hairdryer (on the tyre)

M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2013 at 19:42

Oh ... I think Gladys has one of those 

08/12/2013 at 19:55

Easton ea50 Wheels. Seems as the inner tuve valve gets in the way a little


08/12/2013 at 20:01
M...eldy wrote (see)

put it over the radiator, will be easier when its warmer

I need a turbo tyre as I even manage to shred them 


Is that a weight issue?  
cougie    pirate
08/12/2013 at 20:06
So dead.
08/12/2013 at 20:38

Just innocently wondering Cougie!    I mean it's not as if it's Peking Duck or anything!!  

M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2013 at 20:45

So very right Cougs

Siggy, how very fortuitous that you have chosed to stay out of town next Monday, I could have saved you a return fare   

08/12/2013 at 20:51

I'm sure I don't know what you mean Melds!    Can't a bloke make an innocent enquiry anymore?!!    Being of a slightly 'larger' frame myself I was wondering if I needed to fit a turbo tyre to my bike!  

Not my choice to be out of town!  But I do have my *nurses* uniform on, if that's any help!  Ooo errr!!  

Edited: 08/12/2013 at 20:53
M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2013 at 20:54

Nothing really could help you at this stage ....

Dustboy    pirate
09/12/2013 at 00:04

So, Siggy (a man in a flashing codpiece by his own admission) wears a nurses uniform and bulges out of it, and Meldybabelicious, the one person in the world who fell off a turbot, is giving advice on a turbot thread?

Tyre levers old chap (ess?).

And yes, I have managed to puncture my turbot inner tube. How, God only knows.

09/12/2013 at 07:23

thanks for the help guys, got another inner tube out the garage this morning so will be armed with the missus hair-dryer and heating on full blast to get this sorted.

09/12/2013 at 19:44

Not sure if I was giving advice Dusty.  Just requiring some clarification, so to speak!!  

And when did you suddenly become so smooth, eh?  Buttering up the old witch!!    

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