BVC-CHAT Tire/spoke Advice
cmenzel at tamu.edu
Wed Sep 26 11:23:24 CDT 2007
On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 11:12:49AM -0500, Frank Irwin wrote:
> On 9/26/07, Jean Marie Linhart <jmlinhart at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Jeff Ackerman wrote:
> > > Poor spoke tension will cause the tires to be harder to remove.
> > > ...sounds silly perhaps, but true.
> > I call B.S. on this. Even if the wheel is badly out of true, this
> > cannot have much, if any, of an effect on the ease of removing the
> > tire.
> I think his claim was not about trueness, but that the actual radius
> of the rim would be slightly smaller with properly tensioned spokes.
Right, that was the claim.
> (I'm not saying I agree that that would make much of a difference
> in tire mounting, though. ;-) )
Well, he did only say poor spoke tension would make it harder without
saying anything about how *much* harder. :-)
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