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Old 01-10-2013, 02:36 AM
 
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Who here mounts and balances their own tires and more specifically, what wheel weights types do you use? The flat adhesive type or the more automotive clip-on type? I'm asking because my brother and I just bought a no-mar changer and Marc Parnes balancer so I have access to this machine. I will be doing the first tire change on my Wee installing Pilot Road 3's and want to make sure they are balanced correctly. My Wee has the clip-on weights now and doing research online typically results with the stick-on type. I'd prefer to stay with the clip-ons vs stick-on.
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I just use the flat stick-ons. Easy to obtain (Harbor Freight) and use.
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Flat stick-on weights for me. Probably through Amazon. Easy to apply. Fairly easy to remove. No damage (scratches) to the wheel. Balancing is easy - just keep adding weights to the side that needs it until the wheel-tire assembly is balanced.
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I use the flat stick on also, but I have to say, all my wheels are very well balanced and I haven't used any weight at all the last four sets of tires.

In the past, I have made it a practice to move the tire around the rim, if it is slightly out of balance, until I find a "sweet spot", using additional weight only if necessary. YMMV of course, but it is one of the advantages of changing your own tires, in my opinion.
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Balance your rims temporarily then if you have a spot use the rim heavy spot

I use masking tape to move them around then when real happy I put them on permanently
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Stick on weights are inexpensive, very easy to use and I've never had a problem with them coming off.

I get the orange or red dot as close to the valve stem as I can, temporailly stick the weights on with masking tape untill I know exactly where I need them, clean the rim with solvent and split the weights either side of the wheel then give then a good press to make sure they're stuck.

Bought mine from the same place as the tires - IIRC Bike Bandit last time.
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I use the balancing beads, no weights necessary.
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flat stick on weight. Buy them on ebay in bulk
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I have been using Ride-On with good results.
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.....In the past, I have made it a practice to move the tire around the rim, if it is slightly out of balance, until I find a "sweet spot", using additional weight only if necessary. YMMV of course, but it is one of the advantages of changing your own tires, in my opinion.
Interesting. Do you do this prior to putting air in or do you re-break the bead each time you move it?
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