It doesn't make any difference to the tyre savers what direction they are
They are cool forward or backward, comfortable with either.
I always tried to place them so that the dust and debris splatter was away
from brake units so the arms and springs wouldn't get totally dirtied up,
braking did enough of that.
The position of the rear saver in relation to the chain was also a consideration, so the dirt wouldn't fall all over the chain. Its up to you to decide whether you want the saver to gently rub the tire or placed a whisker away from it but still close enough to flick any item that sticks to tire off. Contour shaping the saver is nice. The more evenly your tire was made, the closer you can set it. The saver won't wear your tire, the metal contact will wear thin and eventually through, so it will need replacement. Flats suck, have fun! Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA Ted Ernst
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> If anyone has a pic of tyre savers I'd be very happy to see one again.
> I used to by them off-the-shelf back in the '70s, but can't quite
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