Changing a flat (Flo 30's)

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Re: Changing a flat (Flo 30's)

Postby gatorsportsnut » October 15th, 2014, 6:05 am

A trick that I learned from one of the mechanics at the LBS I work at part time with installing the GP 4000's or any foldable tire, is to work the tire on until it gets to the point where it seems like it won't go any further, place the tire on the ground with the seated part up top, and work the slack towards the remaining section by physically pushing it towards the bottom part that isn't yet seated. You'd be surprised how much slack is actually in the tire. Once this is done, it will typically slide right on without the use of a tire lever.
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Re: Changing a flat (Flo 30's)

Postby PaulM » November 15th, 2014, 10:48 am

Mt GP4000s FLO30 experience was the worst I've had too (no problems with the 60).
At the moment I'm carrying a tire bead jack. I'll try removal over winter & see if the conti has stretched.
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Re: Changing a flat (Flo 30's)

Postby Chris Thornham » November 15th, 2014, 10:31 pm

PaulM wrote:Mt GP4000s FLO30 experience was the worst I've had too (no problems with the 60).
At the moment I'm carrying a tire bead jack. I'll try removal over winter & see if the conti has stretched.


Have you tried watching this video? I find from specifically from about 4:08 on most people are having issues. Try the suggestions in this video for help. Most people try and tire lever the tire on from the center of the excess. You have to start at the edge and work the tire on without removing the tire lever until the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Cp0TRWnx4

Let me know if that helps.
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