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Old 11-11-20, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by pakossa View Post
Interesting. Maybe I will try that. Thing is, that doesn't do me any good when I get a flat 30 miles from home . . .
Once it is stretched it should stay stretched. Having said that, if you need a bead jack or other tool at home you will need to take it with you on rides or you will be stuck if you get a flat.
Another alternative would be to use a thinner rim tape; if you are using the common Velox cloth tape you might consider switching to Kapton, filament tape or Continental Easy Tape, which are thinner and leave more room in the rim for the bead to drop down.
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