Re: [CR] Mounting tubular tires

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

In-Reply-To: <BLU123-W7523071D25125B08AE0C5AA710@phx.gbl>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 11:02:20 -0400
From: "Ken Freeman" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Mounting tubular tires

Try inflating all the way , on those rims and see if this "natural stretching" does any good. It should do no harm to leave them stretching like this for a week. Also, if possible, see it they are just as tough on a more standard rim or built wheel.

Ken Freeman Ann Arbor, MI USA

On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 8:53 AM, W PAUL PATZKOWSKY <>wrote:
> 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