Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Back To Being Retired

The PE teacher experiment is over.  After three weeks the District found a qualified, REAL Pe teacher.  I am honestly not disappointed and I know Dexter is happy to be back walking in the cool mornings.

Now, maybe, I will find the energy and desire to get back in the garage to my tire project.  The tire is an Avon 160/80/16 tubeless.

Need to take the old tire off the rim, unlace the 3" rim, use new spokes and lace up a 3.5" rim, seal new rim to allow use of the tubeless tire, and then air it up to see what I have to do to the fender to allow it to fit.  

The weather is getting beautiful here with the highs in the low 80s and mornings in the low 60s/high 50s.  Perfect garage weather.


  1. I prefer tubeless vice tubed tires....I'd be interested in seeing how difficult it is.

  2. RichardM; I've read about a 2 step process using Seal-All and Goop, a method that used paper dots and aircraft fuel tank sealer, a system of super sticky tape that the dirt bike guys use, but can't find that for my rim size, and a place in California that uses a secret formula that charges $59 to do it for you. I'm leaning toward the first method.

    Charlie6; Time and effort are the biggest hurdles and I have a lot of time and effort is free. Getting the tire off and on Petunia is a PITA. Being able to just put in a plug, pump, and go sounds like a good idea to me. It is also said that no tube makes the tire run cooler and extends the milage. My whole intent is to extend the number of miles I get on a tire. I also like the idea of doing something that most say can't be done. I think my mom called that attitude being hard headed.

  3. Congrats on your re-retirement. Glad you have more free time to putter.

  4. Looks like the weather is perfect for your re-retirement.