Finally I decided to buy solid tires. At the moment I placed the order I did not know that they are installed with locking pins. Is it required to have locking pins or I can just pull the tire onto a rim?

Solid 700c tires

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    Follow the manufacturer's directions.
    – Batman
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 14:25
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    Wow, looking at that .... I think you're a brave person for trying those. Please do post photos of 'before' while the tires are still on and 'after' photos from the ER when the tires have rolled off your rim while you were cornering.
    – RoboKaren
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 15:14
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    Usually we think that a screwdriver might damage rims, and here the instructions recommend a crowbar...
    – ojs
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 16:55
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    I think this buyer's comment sums it up nicely "EVERYTHING well, although the FOOTPRINT, perfect endings or aesthetic don't a PNEUMATIC DETAILS, to start to roll not noticeable. the aid days PNEUMATIC You will BE a poco deformed, poco to poco You will tomar shape, very nice, colorful and difficult to assemble... patience. Very fast Dispatch!! recommend and Is the second Is to buy!" (literal quote)
    – Criggie
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 19:45
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    @Criggie I had an accident in autumn, broke my front wheel and fork so “no more fixies for now” Commented Dec 26, 2017 at 20:24

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No - because the solid tire can be put onto a rim, but the only problem is that they come off as soon as you brake for a corner.

Sites like aliexpress.com and Amazon all sell those solid bike tires without the t-bolts to attach it to the wheel rim.

So don't buy them without the plastic t-bolts!


A seller of airless tires in 2013 demonstrates how to install his product onto a (spokeless) rim, pushing it in place, using a zip tie cinched tight to hold it for starters as he progressively levers the tire over the rim flange with a large, plastic prying spatula, finally kneading it all round, inch by inch, to seat the tyre.

This writer suggests it may go easier if the tire is warmed up. Cursing may do the trick.


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