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Changing tires

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I had new tires put on yesterday, and went riding today. It's like going from manual steering to power steering. Each time, I say I'm not going to wait until the thread's just a shadow until I change them, but I always do.

I bring my tires and wheels to a shop that only does motorcycle tires. I think they charge $40 to take each wheel off the bike. With a centerstand, it's easy for me to take them off in the garage, or anywhere, and bring them there. But what a PITA putting the rear wheel back on. One hand lifts the wheel, one hand guides in the axle, and one hand keeps that #$%^ spacer on the other side from falling out. Wait, that's three hands.

Has anyone figured out a good way of doing this? I'll be changing my chain and sprockets next month and will have to go through this whole thing again.
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Slather the spacer up with some thick axle grease, it'll hold it right in place as long as you are somewhat careful... and if some gets in there, oh well, its axle grease :)
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