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Old 10-17-2008, 08:44 AM   #21
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I did my own last week! It's easy. I put my wheel against the curb, backed over it to brake the bead, then used the $12 tire irons i bought from cycle gear to take them off and put the new ones on. I'm not a particularly mechanical guy. Anyone can do it. It took less than 2hrs from walking into my garage to walking out.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:49 AM   #22
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my 2 cents......I doesn't cost that much to have it done professionally
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #23
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:05 PM   #24
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I guess balancing the wheel is not a priority for you do-it-yourselfers.
On top of that, chances of bending the wheels/rotors.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:34 PM   #25
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Am I the only cheap here???? If I can do it myself and save a couple of bucks. I will sure as try. If I fail then I will take it to someone. But have not had to do that yet.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:35 PM   #26
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we have a tire machine at work but not anything to balance it with; no adapters for bike wheels.

And I dont have anything to hold the front of the bike up so I can do rears only
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:39 PM   #27
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i havent even figured out how to tighten my chain hahahahaha
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:43 PM   #29
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I would do my own but Javi does them for me and Nick when Javi is busy.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:45 PM   #30
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My bike isnt pretty either.
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Old 10-17-2008, 02:35 PM   #31
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i used to change tires in my garage alot. i stopped when i bent my front rotor. i would guess i changed 30 tires or so. i'd rather pay the $ and get it done faster and not chance messing it up.
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