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  • #16
    Originally posted by Brad09 View Post
    Where is the video yall are mentioning of the guy doing this with no tools. I've never been able to do it without a steel tire iron.
    Granted they are less forgiving. While the process in the video in the above post works, I see no reason not to use a plastic tool at the end. Metal will scratch your rims.

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    • #17
      Leave them in the sun, or warm them with a heat gun.

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      • #18
        right run plus. same as mp without extra tread and weight
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        c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Rowan View Post
          Leave them in the sun, or warm them with a heat gun.
          Or a bathtub filled with very hot water. Works great for solid tire mounting, too. Unfortunately, the steel wire core in the Marathon bead is the real obstacle and it doesn't soften.
          "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

          "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

          "Even what those with the greatest reputation for knowing it all claim to understand and defend are but opinions..." -Heraclitus, Fragments

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          • #20
            We are hoping that Schwalbe starts using the Airless System for 24" wheelchair tires. It's currently only available for larger tires. I heard good things from our bike mechanic about them (in Holland). https://www.schwalbe.com/en/pressere...ss-system.html
            Partner of an incredible stroke survivor. Limitations: hemiparesis and neglect (functional paralysis and complete lack of awareness on one side). Equipment: TiLite ZRA 2 and 2GX, Spinergy ZX-1, RioMobility Firefly. Knowledge: relative newbie for high-level equipment (2012), but willing to try to help others who are new with similar limitations (definitely not a guru, but inquisitive).

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            • #21
              The system may be awesome but this is crappy IMO:

              "The upside for the trade: only certified specialist retailers can fit and sell it!"
              "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

              "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

              "Even what those with the greatest reputation for knowing it all claim to understand and defend are but opinions..." -Heraclitus, Fragments

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              • #22
                Ever since my first experiences with skinny, high pressure "hip" tires, I've just wimped out and run 1 3/8" bicycle tires. Probably a good plan because until two years ago I spent my weekdays at my foreign car repair shop and metal slivers were a constant problem.

                So I picked up a spare pair of wheels, which I called 24" until I measured the actual OD @21 13/16"!
                Someone gifted me a worn pair of 25-540 Primo (China) tires an one tube.
                Last night, I swapped the handrails to the Natural Fit ones I got, and then checked out the Primo tire.

                I put the skinny tube in the skinny tire with minimal air in, and was astonished that I was able to get it onto the rim with minimal struggle and no tools excepting I had clamped the axle into my vice so I could spin the tire (more for mounting the handrail actually)

                WTF!!!?? Twenty years ago I wrestled with new/skinny/hip tires and they were impossible, even with special rim wrenches! I ruined one tube and gave up.
                I left the used tire overnight with 100psi and this afternoon, it's fine!

                I'm finally gonna be one hip crip mother fukka with my yellow spokes and hip rubber!

                And why I posted this: until I buy new tires and go back to the future??
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                Last edited by pfcs49; 09-23-2019, 05:41 PM.
                69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                NW NJ

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                • #23
                  Postscript: based on (my interpretation) what I read somewhere (here?), I had ordered a pair of Primo
                  1.5x24 for these wheels. They came, also marked 40-507 and....They are bigly too small!

                  How can one 24" tire be a different diameter than another? Are they talking OD? Am I dumb? Please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrOhvSvKIhc

                  and, anybody need a new pair of 24x1.5 Kendas, just let me know.
                  Last edited by pfcs49; 09-23-2019, 06:05 PM.
                  69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                  NW NJ

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                  • #24
                    Have you checked out Kenda Koncepts? https://www.dmehub.net/24-x-1-23-540...2524191120.htm I've never used them on a wheelchair, but I used to use them on my bike when I was a/b. They held up great even through my commutes through the ghetto.

                    I also always use the belt and suspenders method. I get puncture resistant tires and use puncture resistant tubes.

                    "Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. . ."
                    --J.P. Sartre

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