Schwalbe AV3 Schrader Tube - 16" Tyres - 47-305 to 62-305 £3.99 Inc VAT Quick view
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Overall Product Rating 1 / 5
Wrecked Tyre Putting It On
By Nigel Collier
06 Oct 2012
1 / 5
Had a puncture in my Schwalbe Marathon and so took opportunity to replace with a new tyre. having read the review I plumped for the Continental, attracted by the antipuncture feature. When I compared my new Continental tyre against my old Schwalbe I was struck by the difference in relative size: the Continental looked TINY, more like a 14" tyre than a 16". I assumed it would need to be stretched a little to fit but I was used to the difficulty of fitting new tyres to 16" wheels, and I had my excellent Simson Tyre Mate. Nevertheless, it was an ALMIGHTY struggle. After literally a couple of hours fingerbreaking effort with tyre levers, Tyre Mate and Fairy liquid, the ridiculously small tyre diameter had me beat indeed I ended up tearing the beads and ruining the tyre. Back to Schwalbes and £15 up the spout.
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