how to post wire bead tyres - fold them??

le_boss Posts: 183
edited March 2011 in Road beginners
have sold a set of gatorskins and need to send them . they are the wire bead gators. is it ok to fold them (they go into a figure of 8 and in to a smaller double circle) or will this damage them?




  • Mister W
    Mister W Posts: 791
    Wiggle post them in an enormous box but if you haven't got one I wouldn't try folding them. Tape the tyres together and stick a big address label on them.
  • deffler
    deffler Posts: 829
    Dont fold them.

    I usually get a couple of big, strong wheelie bin liners and put the tyres in them. Ive posted 4 sets off tyres this way without any issues at all. For extra protection then wrap the package in brown gaffa tape :wink:

    Hope this helps
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  • Berk Bonebonce
    Berk Bonebonce Posts: 1,245
    A double twist like you explain is possible without damaging them.
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Yup - figure 8 twist and then doubling-over is fine
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    if you round and round with buff tape I would think that would suffice then once covered 100% would be pretty ok I would think. (ex Parel force driver) delivered a few like this