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luminescient, pay the $30. it's not worth the hassel. Gotta remove your wheels, balance the tyres etc. It's worth the $30 if you ask me.

Otherwise use a tyre lever to get the tyre(s) off and on, maybe a rubber mallet to help get the tyre on the rim.
Do they use a bead lubricant when fitting a bike tyre like they do when fitting a car tyre? (Dunno)

Seriously, $30 to me is worth it.

How often are you fitting tyres?




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Alright, I am finally fed up with paying around $30 a pop to have my tires changed! How hard is it to do, and what tools do I need??

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30 bucks is cheap for 2 tires, if that's all I would have top pay I would get the shop to do it too.

but as it stanbds they will nly mount tires I ordered from them so it's too expensive.

I done 2 tires changes on my bike and with the help of a friend it wasn't that hard.


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Seriously, I just got robbed having my Sportec M-1's put on! If your paying $30, I just dropped $100 for front and rear balanced and installed. Great tire btw.
 

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TBLUMER sounds like you just brought them the bike and they took the tires off, changed them, balanced them, and then put them back on. That usually is around $40-$45 per tire.
I think what luminescient is doing is he brings them just the tire and they do it for $30. You save $20-30 per tire by taking the tire off yourself.


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it costs me $19.50 per tire when i bring them the wheels off the bike. I think they charge like $30 if one just brings in the whole bike. Thats at the Honda shop next to where i live.
 
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