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    hand rim installation?

    how do you go about it? does the screw regress back into the tire? do you have to bend the tabs accordingly? do you just ask it nicely to get on the tire? my new pushblax are coming tomorrow and i'd like to be prepared as to how i need to get them on so my dad doesn't freak out on me.

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    My brother put mine on, but I didn't see him do it, so I'll try to ask him tonight. I do think he had to take the tires off to access the bolts that hold the pushrims on. I don't think there's any need to bend the tabs.

    I love my Blax rims, btw. They really make a difference pushing up inclines and my van ramp. Be careful though, I ripped the skin off my thumb pushing up a long hill right after I got them.

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    At least the way most of them are, you remove the tire and tube and rim liner and hold the cap of the screw with a philips head screwdriver and use the proper socket and rachet on the nut holding the pushrim to the rim. Just make sure not to over tighten the screws as they will snap as they are not very strong, on the other hand if it is not tightened enough it will make noise and move around. I always just hold the 1/4 inch ratchet between my knuckles to avoid over tightening.
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    thanks for the heads up, scorp. i know they'll eat my hands so i'm definitely wearing gloves for any inclines and declines. they're gonna make getting around campus be cake as long as i'm smart and wear my gloves.

    i'm just gonna take them to the auto shop and have them install them for me. we take all of our cars to a fella that's about 5 minutes away and he put new tires on for free. it'll make life so much easier to do it that way plus i don't have the tool to get the tire off.

    thanks for the input, guys! i appreciate it.
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