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Buying tires. I was thinking of thowing them on the rims myself until I saw a balance weight on the rim. Do you guys take them and get them balanced, balance them yourself or forget balancing? -carter
 

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with some help from a friend I installed my own tires and balanced them as well. Just put the axle back in and set it across a level surface. Give it a gentle push and waited for the wheel to stop turning. Marked the spot and did it again. When it returned to that same spot put a few ounces there that were already on the wheel. Give it a couple more spins and it stopped at different spots each time. Was good enough for me. No wobbles so guess I got it right.
 

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Yes tyre balance is important not only for rider comfort but unbalanced tyres wear other components faster.





Funny old world




I've just this second come in from balancing a new back tyre.I placed the cleaned and lubed axle through the rear wheel and balanced it between two Wheelie Bins<grin>.I already had some stick on weights.



http://cgi.ebay.com/Pinecar-Designe...537?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f15bb8b1



or similar.



You can use the info in this video but there's quite a few on Youtube



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2AuivYzaBs
 

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What were the "beads" that went through a while ago on the old forum that self balanced a tire?
 

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Some tips.



1:Whilst you have the rear wheel off check the swinging arm area for corrosion and wire brush off and anti-rust treat.You can get stuff at supermarkets/Autozone and a bit of Rattle can black.



2:Slack off the 3 nuts/bolts on the rear drive box and leave these until last to tighten.This was a tip from the old Swedish CX/GL board.It allows the rear wheel to centre correctly.I don't know if is does or does not but I've always used and never once had any rear wheel,"Crabbing" from being misaligned.



3:Use some grease/copper grease on threads so that if and when you need to remove the rear wheel and parts they come away easy in future.





HTH
 
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