Newb here. 77 Puch Maxi Sport.
The front tire is looking rough, with what looks like chunks of tire waiting to fall off. So I ordered a Sava 17 x 2.25 and a tube that 1977Mopeds said even though the tube says 2.50 it easily fits 2.25.
Hopefully they'll be here by Fri or Sat. So I read the wiki tutorial here
And I watched a youtube clip. And I read through some threads.
This should be easy, right? Off the top of my head I think for the front tire I just remove the brake cable, a speedomoter cable, and that's about it?
A couple of specific questions though.
1. Do I need levers like some suggest? I know Gazelles are supposed to be notoriously hard to put on, but my Sava should be pretty easy? Could I put it on by hand ya think?
2. I heard soap is a good way to get the tire on. Also maybe leaving it out in the hot sun a bit. The wiki talks about using baby powder. What do you think?
Thought about calling local moped buddy from the forum for help (he helped me install throttle cable cpl weeks ago) but maybe this would be a good first time little project to see through by myself and I shouldn't bother the guy.
(ps, the specs for my moped say both tires should be 2.25 but the previous owner had but a 2.5 on the back, which works decent now but looks like it used to be pretty tight until some sidewall started rubbing away. Is there a performance enhancement achieved by using a fatter back tire on a moped?)