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Breaking a stubborn bead - December 29, 2012, 10:48 AM

I'm trying to pull a tire off the rear wheel of my concours before shipping the wheel out. The bead is being very fussy, I Just cannot budge it. I do have a bead breaker but it's not doing me any good so far. Any tips? I think I'll start by sticking it down next to the furnace.
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December 29, 2012, 10:59 AM

did u try running it over with your car?


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December 29, 2012, 11:03 AM

I actually did try running it over but will have to try again when someone else is home. It just slid out of the way.
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December 29, 2012, 11:08 AM

Is there not a tire shop in your area? I'm betting they would break the bead for you for $5. What bead breaker do you have?
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December 29, 2012, 11:19 AM

As dumb as it may sound it didn't occur to me to just take it somewhere. I'll do that. I just want the concours stuff gone at this point. I've got a cycle hill (no mar) tire changer with the bead breaker on the side. Never had even a hint of a problem with the track tires I use on the cbr but then they're super easy so I haven't had to learn to be good at it.
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December 29, 2012, 11:25 AM

Some of the long-distance tires can be a biotch. I just gotta ask, did you pull out the valve stem core? Yes, I'm sure you did. Ok, if you leave it in a warm spot for awhile that will help. Failing that, just take it to a shop.


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December 29, 2012, 11:27 AM

Yep, pulled the valve stem core, even I'm not that dumb. Heading to local shop now.
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December 29, 2012, 02:49 PM

Keep the wheel inside at warmer temperature for a while. Temperature can make a big difference.


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December 29, 2012, 08:43 PM

Have you tried yelling at it?


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December 29, 2012, 09:33 PM

I know you weren't serious about running a car over the rubber, 'cause the rim is sure to get damaged. But believe it or not, I'm having great success using my gas-powered 28-ton tog splitter to break beads. the wedge is the perfect shape and I can pause the press at any point. I made a custom anvil on the other side for this purpose and I haven't scratched a rim yet. Plus since it's fired up I split some firewood while I'm at it.
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December 29, 2012, 09:40 PM

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Have you tried yelling at it?
I do this all the time. Along with cursing and the occasional throwing of tools. I can't figure out why but it never seems to work.


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Im not really fast enough to notice a difference between tires. I buy the kind thats black and made out of rubber.
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I do this all the time. Along with cursing and the occasional throwing of tools. I can't figure out why but it never seems to work.
It always works for my computer lol


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December 29, 2012, 10:37 PM

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It always works for my computer lol
Maybe you've got the magic touch.


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No, I got a Microsoft product that I have to work with thanks to the Apple/Adobe Flash feud


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December 30, 2012, 07:14 AM

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I know you weren't serious about running a car over the rubber, 'cause the rim is sure to get damaged.
This actually does work but you need 2 people. It requires some care to avoid damage to the wheel.

I did take it to a shop. No headaches, no cussing.
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