Looking for feedback from anyone who uses these to balance there tires.
You don't put them in while the new tire is being put on the rim???There kinda a pain to get through the valve stem.
You can put the beads in either way. I change my own tires, and found it very difficult to keep the beads in the tire while I was trying to get the next tire bead on the rim. Some would slip out, and get stuck between the lower rim and bead. I was concerned they might cause a slow leak around the rim. So I resorted to installing them through the valve stem (one of DynaBeads installation methods) after the second tire bead was in place and seated. They balanced the tire fine, I just didn't find they improved tire wear any, and there pricy.You don't put them in while the new tire is being put on the rim???
I did about 250 miles today (group ride) since getting the new front tire and beads yesterday.... Like any new tire/tires it felt great on the road.
I could not tell the difference from a weighted tire. I am assuming the difference comes as the tire wears and the balance points change. Conventional weights increase an imbalance as the tire wears. I can see where maintaining a good balance through the tires life would be good.
The tire I changed was a perfect example of weighted tire wear. The tire felt slightly out of balance but not enough to get concerned about, the tread was just getting to the wear bar, but there was one spot the size of a dime that was down to no tread at all left (in the center) Hopefully the beads keeps that from happening as much.
Plus one in our group got took out with a van doing a u-turn today. Driver of the van, no drivers license, no insurance, 6 month old van. The group I was with was all cops/retired cops.... It was not a good day for the driver of the van.... he went to jail.... and his van too...
Ya; DynaBeads use to supply a little 2 or 3 oz bottle with a short tube to squeeze the beads in. Worked better than trying to let gravity do it.I know a guy in Nevada that uses an old diff gear oil plastic bottle that has that pointed tip. He put the beads in it then squirts them into the tire through the valve. He uses a short (6 inch) plastic tubing between the bottle and valve stem.
The compressed air sounds like a great idea. I would like to know how many miles you eventually end up getting out of that tire, and if its more than you usually get.Just this Dec I replaced the rear tire on my 2012 Voyager and I used a 2oz packet of dyna beads. The worst issue I had was getting the beads to go thru the valve stem and fall into the mounted tire. The beads were backing up in the supplied installation tube. I tried tapping the valve stem with a screw driver and bouncing the tire up and down which didn't work. I resorted to using compressed air on the installing hose to keep the beads flowing thru the valve stem into the tire. Just use small bursts of air.
After installation was complete the tire felt great and there were no signs of being out of balance. It's been perfect for these first 1500 miles since the new tire was put on.