Use the yellow Stans tape. Its nice and slidey, which helps the tyre seat more easily.
As long as you are fitting the tyres correctly, starting opposite the valve and making sure you are getting the bead well into the “well” of the rim, you should be able to fit them with no levers.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Is the hole always in the same place? That’d help you track down a specific cause, if there is one. (it’s why you align your logos 😉 )
Failing that- any chance you’re pinching the tube? Some folks say this is easier to do on stans rims, not an issue I’ve had myself mind…Posted 4 years ago
So I’ve been trying to put a new inner tube on a Crest rim. Got some new tubes from Innertubes Shop. Tried 5 tubes, 2 different tyres and replaced rim tape, once with new fabric tape and once with 3 wraps of electrical tape. Each time tyre deflates with a new puncture.
What am I doing wrong? And please don’t say using tubes on tubeless rims, I might cry.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for the advice. Punctures have been in the same half of the tube but not in the same place with two different tyres. I did think that it might be because the rim tape scrunched up a bit in one place?
I might try the stans tape, the notion of being able to get a tyre on these rims without a lever is appealing. I’ve always started opposite valve etc but have never got away without using a lever, almost with Maxxis tyres!Posted 4 years agobillytinkleMember
Are your new tubes bigger than the previous ones you were using? I tried using Maxxis freeride tubes for a while on Crest rims and had quite a few pinch punctures when fitting. Went back to smaller tubes and the problem went away.
My advice would be to learn proper tyre fitting technique. When I first got Crest rims I had nightmares about fitting tyres at the trail side, but one afternoon of intensive internet research gave me some uesful tips on fitting tyres. I spent the rest of the day practicing and since then I haven’t found a tyre I can’t fit by hand to a Crest.Posted 4 years ago
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