Today’s tip comes to us from Brian Becker, an Aussie roadie, who writes:
“After finding the easy way to mount tubeless road tires by warming them first, I have now adopted the practice for new tube road tires as well.
“I wrap them in a towel and put them in the oven after my wife has prepared a baked dinner or cake. I wait till it is about 100C (212F), about the boiling point of water, and leave them in till they are warm to the touch, probably about 10 minutes.
“They slip on like butter after that. Naturally, you could heat the oven and switch it off when it is hot and do the same thing. Do not leave the oven on, just let the tires warm in the cooling oven. Hope that helps.”