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Anyone warm their tires in the oven before mounting?

You must have a big oven. I usually leave mine in the sun or lay them on my heated concrete floor in the winter.

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I remember someone saying to put them in a trash can with a blow dryer, My trash can isnt big enough.

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Anyone warm their tires in the oven before mounting?

I just bring them into the house...spread a big sheet on floor to catch any trash so the wife won't kill me...and change them at room temperature. With good tire tools front or rear is pretty easy. Most people use the tools wrong (I did for years) until a pal showed me the trick...

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This is the last time I'm teaching you guys to put a tire on:

1. Invite riding buddy over

2. Buy him a 6-pack

3. Watch him put tire on while drinking a beer you just gave him

(A 12-pack is strongly suggested for a set of tires)

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This is the last time I'm teaching you guys to put a tire on:

1. Invite riding buddy over

2. Buy him a 6-pack

3. Watch him put tire on while drinking a beer you just gave him

(A 12-pack is strongly suggested for a set of tires)

I am the neighborhood tire-changing buddy! My garage is just cold; not to cold to work, just cold enough to make the tire not very plyable. During the summer, I can easily get my rubbers up to 100 degrees by sitting them out back for a spell, but I ain't got that luxury right now! :cry:

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The 6 pack method has worked on me several times. You get to the point where you don't really mind changing tires. Anyway another method to warm the tire I've used is to throw them in the back of the truck with the canvas on and a running hair dryer for awhile.

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If I have time, I put them on the floor of the truck and leave the heater on. In the center it blows right on them. Makes a difference on cold days!

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Anyone warm their tires in the oven before mounting?
I thought about afternoon sun for the tire and cool spigot water for the wheel/spokes/rim. I suppose if you could fold the tire in half and tie it, it may fit in the oven......

I recently had to do a field tube replacement on the front of my X using 2 Motion Pro tire tools. With a fair amount of "persuasion", it went pretty well on a 50 degree day.

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Fred, you have the garage space to house one of those units. Are you going for the gas or electric model?

:cry: Neither. The floor works just fine.

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:cry: Neither. The floor works just fine.
Radiant floor heating in your bike mansion, er, I mean garage???? I never thought I'd be guilty of garage envy...........

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After driving the truck home from work I toss the tire under the hood and close it almost all the way (full size truck lots of room under the hood). Let sit for 15 or 20 minutes while I round up all the tools and get the rear wheel and old tire off. Presto a nice warm tire ready to slide on the rim. As long as the tire doesn't touch a hot exhaust manifold or turbo there's nothing in there that will torch it. Just don't slam the dang hood.

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