Not really anecdotal. Campy rims are notorious for tough tire mounting.Bob Ross said:I've never had a problem getting Conti GP4000, GP400S, or Attack/Force tires on my Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels...and yet I once watched in morbid fascination as 5 different cyclists spent a total of 40 minutes trying to get a single GP3000 on to a Campy Euros wheel.
I'm not sure what we can learn from this anecdote, but there it is.
Believe me I tried, but the last 6 inches are nearly impossible. I was able to re-mount the Bontragre Race-x Lite tires without a problem, so its definitely an issue with the Conti's. Searching forums, it sounds like I'm not the only one with problems mounting these. :nonod:Ken said:The trick to mounting tight to fit tires is not to get too greedy in trying to force in too much of the tire at once. If you only go for an inch at a time eventually the tire will mount.
ha ha ha have you even seen a 700c and a 650c together? The difference is huge!! You'd have to be severely braindamaged and blind to try and mount a 650 on a 700 rim.Chay N. Whip said:Don't ***** slap me for asking, but are you sure they are 700c?
not my fingers in that pic, but I have had that happen before trying to mount certain brands of wire bead tires. ouch!ts103706 said:Do you remember indian burns? I use a similar motion to that to get my GP3000's on. It makes it very easy and my fingers don't end up looking like Bocephus Jones II's.
I used mine to put some GP4000's on my new Campy Scirrocos last night while watching TV, I had them both done in a commercial break each.Mr. Versatile said: