Hi I have a problem with Schwalbe Big Apple 16x2.00, I’ve mounted them on a Strida LT 2012 16" wheel rim.
It’s all good exept the tire doesn’t fit perfectly in the rim, infact the rim goes off the reinforced rubber of the tire in some points and this caused the tire to break after a while.
I can’t see anyway to make it fit properly and I want to know if someone had this problem before
here are some pics of the damage and a new tire mounted
you might powder tube and tyre beads with talcum, sometimes is inflating above the maximum pressure helpful.
Please be careful, there is a pressure limit for the Lt rims (sorry, can’t find it at the moment).
The primary problem is that the LT rims do not really match to tyres of that extreme size;
the original 16 inch rims are slightly more wide (a few tenth mm).
Minutes ago I’ve tried to mount a Big Apple on a LT wheel and had exactly the same problem like you, but it was no problem to use these tyres on Alex Y303 (about 4 mm more wide than original rims).
Thanks Blackstridaaustria for your reply,
I’ve tried everything I could to make it come out properly: pomped till 8 bar (max is 5 bar) and a lot of soap but it didn’t work.
I’m thinking about changing the rim or trying another tire that is similar to the schwalbe big apple,
could you please suggest me some different rims and tires that will work?
Just tried to mount a Schwalbe Marathon 16 x 1,75 on LT wheel - same problem
Guess you mean to change the wheels as a whole?
LT wheels are one piece molded…
Like several other Striders I was interested to try wide tyres (and solve corresponding folding problems),
but I’ve switched soon to home brewn wheels…
…therefore, I’m sorry, I can not ensure which size of tyre might work with original (24 spoked) 16 inch Strida wheels.
But I can assure that the tyres Schwalbe City Jet 16 x 1,95, Schwalbe Big Apple 16 x 2,0 and the Schwalbe Marathon 16 x 1,75 (below left) actually fit to the used Alex Y 303 rims. Alexrims / BMX page2
There’s already information about wheelbuilding at the forum, please take some time to read it…
…and let me know what you’re missing
I finally decided to buy those alexrims, so i wanted to ask you where did you buy them and how much did they cost to you, because i can’t find the price on their site.
I would be very grateful if you could give me those infos, thank you very much bye.
May I strongly recommend that you first order 18 inch Strida hubs for the planned wheel set?
(You did notice that you need 36 holed hubs for Alex Y303 rims?
16" Strida hubs are 24 holed, you’ll also need spokes, nipples and rim band.)
Please let me know…
I saw that some other folks used Big Apples on their 16" Strida. I happen to have one around but had a pretty hard time getting the bead correctly onto the rim. When I tried pumping to really high PSI, the bead came off the rim. Also, when it’s inflated to a reasonable level, the tire will rub on the belt.
I also used a Kenda Kwest 16 x 1.50 on my rear wheel. Installation was easy and was happy with the ride until the sidewall “failed”. I must have scrapped a curb or something of the sort … but don’t remember the incident.
So now I’m trying to decide what tire to replace the Kenda with. I might stick with the Kenda since it may have been a freak occurrence. I see someone used the Marathon Racer but had mounting problems. Do both the 1.35 and 1.75 Marathons (regular) play nice with the Strida rim?
It was a relatively close call. Generally, my mileage on the Strida is short. So a harsh tire – 1.35 instead of 1.75 – would bother me very little. Since I use the bike for utility rides, I rather not have to deal with flats and such. I figure that somewhat narrower tire would be easier to mount than a somewhat wider tire on the narrow rim.
Anyway, the more I think about it, I’ll probably roll the dice again with the Kenda Kwest rather than a Primo Comet 16 x 1.35 kevlar belt. I like Primo Comets on other bikes but the Kwest is roughly 2/3 the price.