I'm acquiring parts and tools to do my first tire change. The FAQ says spoke weights are hard to use but doesn't go into any more detail. I'm kind of a purist and am leaning toward using spoke weights instead of the stick-on kind. What are the issues with them? Anyone prefer them, and why?
I've noticed that one of the weights from the rear wheel has come off.
Do you know if this is a critical thing or not? and is it difficult to get them rebalanced?
Im imagining speed wobble and the likes, which isnt pretty!
I read in another forum on this site:
"Breaking the bead on the rear tyre could test the patience of a saint (I'm dreading my first puncture)."
A Heavy Goods Transport Fleet Operations Executive (he owned a large van) told me how to change car and bike tyres yourself:
Take the wheel off...