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Author Topic: Zip ties to mount tire  (Read 226 times)

baird4444

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Zip ties to mount tire
« on: July 08, 2014, 01:25:48 AM »
wished I had known about this back when I was trying
to change my own stiff ass tires....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI01yB8clSM#t=56
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 01:33:06 AM »
Holy Crap!  I have to try that, that was slick.  :)
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 01:41:19 AM »
Wow, I have been doing this the hard way....
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 04:55:10 AM »
This guy's video shows the same thing but it is a bit more realistic.  It takes him a bit of work to get the tire onto the rim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-PD48uGl4o

Same guy using zip ties to dismount a tire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9MpgD-xIjg

The only thing that these don't mention is how well the methods work when an inner tube is in the road.
I suspect the inner tube would just be kept up inside the tire casing by the ties so maybe that would eliminate the possibility of poking a hole thru the tube when mounting the tire.
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 09:27:39 PM »
Its' pretty hard to get a valve stem through the hole if you have the tire already inside the rim! He also never mentions lining up the dot with the valve stem. Ok, it looks great for tubeless tires, but Idon't have anything that uses them any more!
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 10:24:55 PM »
I'm with Bare on this, I'd like to see it done with a tube.   ERC
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 11:03:00 PM »
Seems like putting the inner tube inside the tire casing could be done before lashing up the zip ties.

If the tire has a balance mark on it the valve core would have to be lined up with it first.

Then, placing the tire/tube onto the rim so the valve stem pokes thru the rim's hole, you'd have to work the tire on without rotating it at all.

Might be doable.  :-\
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 11:10:05 PM »
Tie a string to the valve stem of the inner tube and run that through the hole prior to mounting and aligning with the zip ties.  That would make it easier to guide the valve stem through the hole...
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 02:01:59 AM »
I'm willing to give this a try come the end of the year when I do a season finally burnout.   ;D
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 06:51:27 PM »
I'm willing to give this a try come the end of the year when I do a season finally burnout.   ;D

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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2014, 12:55:17 AM »
That looks a lot easier than bending tyre levers . I reckon with something on the valve to act as a guide as you mention this could be a cool system . I'm gonna give it a crack when I swap my front k70 soon . Thanks for sharing !
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 10:44:44 AM »
I never would have mail-ordered one on its own, but I needed to add a few bucks to make a shipping minimum, so I bought one of these - a BikeMaster Tire Valve Stem Puller:



I like it!  The small end has a notched, threaded cap.  The notch goes in the stem to unscrew the core, and then the thread screws in where the core came out.  Thread the small end through the rim, attach it to the valve, and pull the loop as you ease the tire/tube into position, and the valve stem follows.

I'm guessing that a home-made one might be assembled with an old core and some sort of strong twine or something...

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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 07:23:53 PM »
With the zip ties on you're going to have very little access to the valve stem. All I gotta say is "GOOD LUCK" guys! The puller might work if you can get the stem lined up with the hole in the first place to get the puller inserted into the stem. You might cut the big loop off the insert and thread the wire though the rim hole with the gadget installed in the stem before you put the tire on.
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Re: Zip ties to mount tire
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2014, 09:11:54 PM »


A little access is enough.  Thread the business end of the puller through the valve stem hole, from the outside of the rim.  Close is good enough - you've got about 6 inches of slack in the thing.  Even if the stem is buried and only the very end of the stem is just flush with the tire bead, it's enough to screw the puller in - after all, it's the interior stem threads that it uses for grip.

IDK, might be worth a try - next time I change a tire...