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Problem mounting tire - February 12, 2011, 03:48 PM

I am trying to mount a tire on a 17' rim. The tire is the correct size for the rim but when I go to inflate it there is a spot where the bead does not move out and connect with the rim. So there is a gap on both sides of the tire. Any suggestions?
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February 12, 2011, 03:56 PM

make sure no spurs are there.
lubricate it.
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February 12, 2011, 04:33 PM

You have enough air pressure right? it does not pop with those weak portable compressors


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February 12, 2011, 04:37 PM

Lube, as already mentioned. Make sure the tire is nice and warm, it will make it much more flexible.

You can use a cinch strap around the entire circumfrence of the tire to try to get it to bulge out to meet the rim so you can get a seal, but long before I resort to breaking out a cinch strap I'll reach for the can of ether and simply blow the tire onto the rim. It's not something I recomend, but it works and makes the job go quick. Do a youtube search on mounting tire with ether and you'll see what I mean. Note: A little goes along way, some of the vids show folks using way too much.
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February 12, 2011, 06:22 PM

Did you remove the valve core?
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February 12, 2011, 07:15 PM

Windex the on the tire and rim.

What PSI are you stopping at?


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Lube, as already mentioned. Make sure the tire is nice and warm, it will make it much more flexible.

You can use a cinch strap around the entire circumfrence of the tire to try to get it to bulge out to meet the rim so you can get a seal, but long before I resort to breaking out a cinch strap I'll reach for the can of ether and simply blow the tire onto the rim. It's not something I recomend, but it works and makes the job go quick. Do a youtube search on mounting tire with ether and you'll see what I mean. Note: A little goes along way, some of the vids show folks using way too much.
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You have enough air pressure right? it does not pop with those weak portable compressors
Not true. Its about volume and there is only so much a 1/4" hose can deliver regardless of the compressor.
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Did you remove the valve core?
not necessary
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Windex the on the tire and rim.

What PSI are you stopping at?
40 psi is the generally recommended max psi to seat the bead.
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not necessary
But a simple solution if he hasn't.
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Edited: I'll wait until the next group ride.

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But a simple solution if he hasn't.
If he has a an inflator that doesn't require the valve. The improvement on flow is minimal. The biggest problem is losing more air than is being supplied. Generally speaking. I have done thousands of tire changes with professional equip. and diy stuff. Most of the time if the bead won't seat a strap is the easiest diy solution.

The rim clamp we used gave a high volume blast of air to help seat bead.
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furniture polish from the dollar store!get the spray on so theres no mess.it doesnt hurt the rubber and works great.its fast,easy and cheap! hope this helps
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June 30, 2011, 07:19 AM

So did he get it seated? The sinch strap is by far the safest route to go.





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