Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Sydney Australia
I have 90 deg valves and the beads didn't go in... even one by one!... they kept getting stuck at the elbow... waste of time trying. even tried i on my straight stem wire wheels and still one by one!... too slow.
It is easier to seat the tire beads 1st, then break the tire bead on one side, pour the balancing beads in then seal the tire bead again - that way i was preventing a balancing bead rolling up and over and getting caught on the bottom tire bead.
I have tried putting the beads into the tire before i lever the top tire bead onto the rim, but you end up jiggling the beads around and they can get caught between the rim and tire and a few escape. I stand the tire up so the beads roll into the carcase then rotate the tire while making sure the tire bead is clear of balancing beads, then i air up to seat the tire bead... too much checking.
I prefer to my 1st method.
Last edited by Gigitt; 12-03-2017 at 02:42 AM.