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In my hastyness to get a new street friendly tire, I put a front 18 inch tire on my back rim. Will there be any ill effects if I ride it. I really don't want to take this tire off, I went to the hospital to get 9 stitches last night from hitting the sprocket with my finger.

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Most people try to do tire changes working on the other side of the rim,,,you know the one with the nice smooth brake disc :thumbsup:

Couldn't resist.....anyway, how did you manage to find a front tire wide enough to fit properly on the rim? I personally don't think it would be a good idea and I doubt any tire makers would condone it let alone recommend it.

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Most people try to do tire changes working on the other side of the rim,,,you know the one with the nice smooth brake disc :ride:

Yes but sprockets produce more interesting scars :applause:

Hope it heals up OK, and that you don't make it any worse removing that tyre.

Neil. :thumbsup::applause::applause:

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well if you look at the profile pic on my myspace you can see my finger.http://home.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user&Mytoken=14AD4606-B0EB-5AF6-CCA3BE1311A454414234551

I just know the shop told me it was a front. How do you tell? It was a 18 110/90 and was a pain to get on. I already swapped back the old nobby and I did hurt myself a little more, I'm a cluts. :thumbsup:

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If you look on the side wall of the tyre there will have a direction arrow, it will also state if this is for front or rear wheel.

There are a few (very few) tyres that are universal, front or rear.

Neil. :thumbsup::ride::applause:

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Yes, some tires are universal. Mostly older designs. In some special cases it is acceptable to run a front on the rear (you reverse it so the direction arrow (if there is one) is backwards. I don't think this information applies in this case and I would recommend you only run a rear tire on the rear. Glad to hear you have it corrected and with practice you will get better at tire changes. I can usually do it now without blood loss.

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I can usually do it now without blood loss.

So can I, £10.00 ride in ride out, and I keep my hands clean :applause:

Actually I don't mind changing tyres, but it would be rude not to take advantage of such a cheap deal.

Neil. :thumbsup::ride::applause:

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