Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

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Tail End Charlie
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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby Tail End Charlie » 26 May 2010, 9:42am

Another thumbs up for the video, 531Colin. I use the toe strap idea but have always ended up using a lever at the end. Next time will do your tip. Thankyou.

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby Si » 26 May 2010, 9:50am

thirdcrank wrote:Would it be possible for the admin / mods to post the link to that video permanently somewhere?



Your wish is my doo-dar. Have copied the whole thing to "Technical - TGTL", and have amended the opening post to include a link to the video.

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby spanner » 27 May 2010, 2:37pm

i bought 7ooc x23 tyres for a pair of wheels i built for a peugeot aspin racer i bought(original rear wheel rim was buckled) and had a hell of a problem getting them to fit
i had a simlar problem with dsi 27x11/4 tyres a couple of years ago but found that after they had been on for a while and ridden on the tyre actually stretched
i also found that deflating the tyre once a month and reinflating it slightly above the max pressure (by 1 psi) also helped
i also took the wheels off after the tyres had been on for three months and deflated the tyres and removed them and swopped front to rear and also reversed the tyre so it ran in a different direction to previously(the same as car owners used to do by rotating the tyres around)
the tyres came off the rims ok and fitted easier than when they were new
hope this tip helps

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby spanner » 27 May 2010, 5:58pm

i used to go to a bike shop in Dundee for my bike stuff and the owner could fit a tyre in 3 minutes
he showed me how to fit a tyre without using tyre levers and i was 14 at the time and still use the method he showed me
as regards mtb tyres
yes you can pull an mtb tyre off without tyre levers as ive done it place the tyre against your stomach
and pull on the tyre and it comes off in one unit
this can only be done with mtb tyres which have been on a wheel for some time and have lost the stiffness which new tyres have

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby a_spanner_short » 26 Jun 2010, 4:44pm

My stepdad taught me to fit bike tyres by rolling the bead over the rim and it's worked for me even with the Schwalbe Marathon Plus. After suffering puncture after puncture on other makes including a so-called puncture resistant tyre I swear by these tyres and fit nothing else in both 700c and 26" size on my wife's and my own bikes.

We have never experienced a puncture since fitting but it would have to be severe damage to penetrate the shield and hence probably unlikely to repair at the roadside so removing them shouldn't really be an issue.

As for tyre lubricant I find that Swarfega is quite effective in an emergency if you don't have the proper stuff but do dilute it well first, and wash off well after use. Cleans the grease off the rims too!

I read recently that Raleigh were taking over the distribution of Schwalbe, I don't know if that will make a difference to their availability, I hope not anyway.

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby peevafred » 26 Jun 2010, 6:43pm

Jalan wrote:Decided to go for the Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres for my Giant CRS Zero
Kept to the same size as originals 700 x 28
After reading this thread fitted them OK using a couple of plastic ties

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby Jalan » 27 Jun 2010, 2:43pm

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby trickletreat » 29 Jun 2010, 11:11am

531colin wrote:On Spa Cycle's website there is now a video of how to fit these tyres.
Guess who the funny- looking old guy is?


I have only just found this thread, and have been aware of peoples probs taking off and refitting these, which has been nagging at me as I run some rims, trikes/bikes on M+.

Bit the bullet and went and took the M+ off 20" and 26" rims and refitted. All done in 20mins, and no ties used either...I have poor strength in my hands, upper body, just followed the advice re the bead. EXCELLENT and many thanks!

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby Godders1 » 27 Sep 2010, 1:46pm

Having struggled with Marathon pluses last time I’m really glad I found this thread. I used 2 cable ties (the 2nd about a third of the way around the rim from the first) and fitted two tyres in about 5-10 minutes (compared with about an hour each last time!).

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby bigbloke » 30 Sep 2010, 9:54am

hm,.... am considering fitting M+ tyres to my "new" bike when it arrives in a few days ...sounds like its time to go to the gym and develop
"stranglers thumbs"! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby Jalan » 31 Jul 2011, 9:40pm

Up-date, I've still got the sameSchwalbe Marathon Plus tyres fitted

Never had a Macbeth, now I don't carry a repair kit or air inflator such is my confidence

Every couple of weeks or so I check the pressure - keeping them both to about 90/95 psi

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby LANDSURFER74 » 31 Jul 2011, 11:12pm

:) Have a nice bath ... read a bit ..wash your hair ... then pop the tyres in the bath and they will just drop on .... Puncture on the road? No probs just wet them and they slide on fine ... ...choose any liquid that comes to hand .. :) Works fine for me!

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby Jalan » 1 Aug 2011, 10:11am

Tyres in bath might be OK in Yorkshire......

They come off easy enough, getting them back the problem is stopping them falling off the rims
That's what the plastic ties are for -- I don't have old toe-clip straps

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby LANDSURFER74 » 1 Aug 2011, 2:50pm

We've only just stopped keeping coal in the bath ... :)

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Re: Tip - fitting Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tyres

Postby nes » 25 Sep 2011, 12:08pm

we had the opposite problem in our workshop the other day. Someone came in with a M+ tyre (correct size + width for the rim- surprisingly) and the tyre kept popping back out as soon as it was pumped up. It wouldn't stay in the rim at all. We even put zip ties all the way around and then pumped it up and it still came out of the rim. We wondered if anyone else had this problem or whether it was a rogue tyre?!