Why is my bike tire so tight?
If it’s a tubed tire, there is probably still air in the tube. Let it all out and try again to install the tight section. The most common reason a tire refuses to go on is that the tire beads aren’t in the center of the rim.
Do bike tires stretch over time?
tires definitely stretch a bit over time. especially noticeable when they are much easier to put on and take off when they are older and have been ridden awhile. But what is probably happening is this some tires, when I put them on some rims it takes either 1.
What can you use instead of tire levers?
Misplaced tyre lever – alternatives?
- Carve your own tire lever out of wood. (Did not try this, have no wood available)
- Use the handle of a spoon. (Didn’t work, spoon bent and scratched rim tape)
- Carve your own out of the plastic handle of a knife. (Worked, but kinda ruined handle of knife and could be dangerous)
Do new tires expand?
Since the tires are made of rubber, they can expand – but only up to a certain limit. That is why you should fill your tires when they are cold, and leave a little room for expansion, because the air inside gets hotter when you drive.