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Evil devil tires of doom

smurfalicious2010-04-28 18:22:33 +0000 #1
Ugh, I got these new Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX tires because I am so stupid and vain and they were white walls. Anyway, impossible to put on. I screamed "You dirty Italian *expletives*" over and over again and left them to my roommate. Even he had to use levers which is against his personal code of ethics or what not.

So somewhere in removing the old tires I pinched the tube. Roommate patched it but immediately filled it so it won't hold. Now I can't get these evil evil tires off! I'm a little worried! Are they always gonna be like this? I'm holding a contest at work tomorrow for the first person to get the stupid thing off. I can't in good conscious dump it off at the sweet little mom and pop bike shop downstairs.

I know the bus schedules really well, but don't want that to be my flat plan. How long do they have to be mounted to stop being so ornery? I seriously considered microwaving them to get them on!!! Then I remembered it wouldn't affect the bead much. GRRR! Any tricks, any? Any?

For sale, one pair Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX 700x23 tires. Only mounted, never ridden *snicker.*


BleeckerSt_Girl2010-04-28 18:35:43 +0000 #2
Once the tires have been on your rims and ridden for a few weeks they will loosen up just a bit and be easier.

If you already have them half on, why don't you put a new tube in and try them out for a while?

The first time is the worst.
wackyjacky12010-04-28 18:42:48 +0000 #3
If tire levers don't work, I'm not sure what to tell you about trying to remove them...but if you ever do get the tires off, soapy water on the bead should make it easier to put 'em on (this works on my moped tires, anyway).

I have big, heavy-duty, metal tire levers for my moped...I wonder if that's what would be best for your evil tires of doom?
aicabsolut2010-04-28 19:30:23 +0000 #4
haha i'm tempted....i'd love some whitewalls on my bike. but i just got new tires...
DebW2010-04-28 19:22:38 +0000 #5
Nylon tire levers will probably break on these tires. Use steel-core levers.

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