Arrrrggghh - trying to mount Continental Travel Contact folding tyres to a set of 26" Crest rims to use for some touring on the hardtail and having a complete nightmare.
Managed to fit 1 of them after much swearing but the other simply will not go on.
There seem to be 2 problems-
The protective kevlar puncture proof strip has taken the shape of the folded tyre so keeps popping the bead out of the rim as the tyre has such a flat profile.
The bead is sooooo tight I can't actually get it on. Why one went on and not the other I don't know.
Anyone want to buy a pair of brand new Conti Travel Contact 1.75 folding tyres for £40 posted