what is your take on ballancing new tires, i hear so manny people say its not needed , and somesay its a must ?????????????????????
every place ive bought a tire from if i take the rim in they mount for free balance for cheep 5 or 6 bucks and dispose of the old tire, and there is no wait for the process (just a few min to actually do the work) if i take the bike the last shop i took it to to put on a rear tire it was 30 dollars to remove the wheel mount balance and reinstall i thought it was a good deal considering i didnt have to mess with the wheel pull now i regret it cause it could have been a learning experiance so if i get stuck having to do it i'd know exactly how... a couple tools and a couple minutes saves lots of money how much is your time worth how much is your dollar worth 2 questions i always ask if i pay someone else to do something im more then capable of ..... as for emergancy situations a rear tire u can get buy without (not recomended) and for the front open the calipers and let the wheel spin a couple times and put the weight on the opposit side spin again and adjust till you get random stop points i did this and i still had a wobble at 92 mph something about wobbles at highspeeds i dont like call me crazy but i'll never attempt this form of balancing again esp when i can pay 5 dollars to have it done for me and not have a wobblethanks to all who responded. i wanted to hear what everyone thought with out me saying why. i allways ballance my tires, i have bought a new tire for the rear .its a
dunlap k525 150-90-15 i was talking to my cousin about how much the bike shop wanted to mount and balance the new tire and he said i shoulnt waste my money balancing my tires because the come balanced from the factory . he said he neverbalances his bike tires. i told him he was crazy . he said he never has any trouble with them. i have tried to balance tires myself a few years ago and back then i had a short fuse,gave up and had it done , i knkow the concept and should try it next time. as with my cars , i like to most of the work on my bike and the tires should besomething i should do too . an so forth like i say ride long and ride safe
thanks for the input
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