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     indy335 updated 11 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
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  • indy335

    16 August 2009 at 9:06 pm


    I have bought a couple of new schwalbe tyres for my cheap mountain bike. The rims say 26 X 1.5/1.75 559 X 19 on each of them (no ISO number I can see). The tyres are 26 X 1.5 (ISO number 40-559). I am having trouble centering the tyres (both of them), they seam very hard to get right, the tyres are schwable marathons. Is there a knack to centering tyres, can anyone give me some tips on this?

    Thanks guys (and gals!)

  • Steve Kish

    16 August 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Bit of WD40 on the beads solved mine. Make sure you wipe off any excess afterwards. though.

  • indy335

    23 August 2009 at 7:30 pm

    thanks Steve – I’ll give it a go.

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