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post #1 of 9 Old 08-05-2011, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know a good place to get tires mounted in the Indianapolis area. The dealerships I have called all want around $120 and that's a bit salty.

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Can you remove the wheels, maybe one at a time, take them to the shop and then reinstall them? That'll save a lot. The rate here for carried-in wheels is $20.

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Siggma Cycle in Brownsburg are good or you could get a hold of Brian(bwringer). I'm sure he would be happy to take a few dollars to help you out.

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Siggma Cycle in Brownsburg are good or you could get a hold of Brian(bwringer). I'm sure he would be happy to take a few dollars to help you out.
Brian did the job!

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[QUOTE=Indyrider;718310]Siggma Cycle in Brownsburg are good

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He only charges 15$ if you bring the wheel off the bike and 30$ on -- Nice guy and quick.

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I don't mean to harp on this but it would benefit you to learn to do this job at home--you save lots of money doing it yourself and it makes you way more secure in handling a tire problem out on the road.
I do all my own tire changes and have helped all my friends with their tire changes, and if you make a party out of it it is even fun! Someone can bring drinks and get some music goin and its fun messing with the bikes with friends. I would rather do a perfect job of it for myself than hire someone else to do it. I always get a perfect balance at home--very satisfying.
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I don't mean to harp on this but it would benefit you to learn to do this job at home--you save lots of money doing it yourself and it makes you way more secure in handling a tire problem out on the road.
I do all my own tire changes and have helped all my friends with their tire changes, and if you make a party out of it it is even fun! Someone can bring drinks and get some music goin and its fun messing with the bikes with friends. I would rather do a perfect job of it for myself than hire someone else to do it. I always get a perfect balance at home--very satisfying.
Amen, brother. Been doing my own tire changes and balancing since my second bike back in 1978. In fact I do all my own work.

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It's not necessary to drop a ton of cash into tire tools. I'm using a Moose Racing portable stand and a No Scuff tire tool. The stand has since been bolted to a 2' x 2' piece of plywood which in turn bolts to the garage floor when in use.



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