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#837605 01/22/2021 6:22 AM
by DavidP
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I've wrestled my last Road Rider onto a rim. Those tubeless tires are just to darn stiff!
With that in mind, how good are the new-production Dunlop K81's. I know that Dunlop put's its name on tires made by several companies in several countries, so I wonder if they are really, "classic tires made with modern rubber compounds."
PS: I'm not talking about the new radial TT100 GT.
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#837625 Jan 22nd a 01:08 PM
by GrandPaul
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All you guys that can feel nuanced differences between tires make my head spin.

The only difference I can tell is between a good tire and a flat tire.
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#837904 Jan 24th a 03:50 PM
by Mark Z
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Originally Posted by DavidP
[quote=Allan G]The problem is not so much difficulty getting the bead on, though that's a part of it. It's more about taking an hour to get the valve stem through the hole. Even with one of those fish tools, pulling the one bead out far enough while keeping the other one out of the center is darn near impossible.

David, as odd is this may sound, to get the valve stem through the hole, reach in from the side where the bead is already on the rim. If you push the tire laterally toward that side, you can reach around the bead and the hole is right there.
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