[CR] Mounting tubular tires

(Example: Production Builders:Teledyne)

From: "W PAUL PATZKOWSKY" <oldtrikerider@q.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 12:53:34 +0000
Subject: [CR] Mounting tubular tires

I've been trying to mount a pair of Challenge Criterium tires on the wood rims for my Viking. I can't seem to stretch them enough. I finally draped them over a pipe and hung about 40 pounds of dumbbells on them for several days. Yesterday I succeeded in mounting one but still can't get enough wiggle to straighten the tire on the rim. Can't use tire irons on the wood rims. :-( I would appreciate any suggestions you folks might have.

Paul Patzkowsky

Longmont, Colorado