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Offline richard

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changing tires
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:51:58 PM »
I'm changing my tires for the first time and can't seem to get the bead set. I've read on other forums tons of tricks but even when I took off the rear I didn't have to break the bead. So my question is do the spoke wheels have a bead that needs to get set?
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Re: changing tires
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 02:30:05 AM »
The bead is the edge of the tire where it seats against the rim. You must get it to seat evenly all the way around on both sides so you may have to use a bit of tire mounting lube and extra air pressure until it does. For tube type spoked steel wheels you don't want to use the old standby soapy water as it will rust the rim. Instead use a spray tire mounting lube or silicone spray in the bead area.

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Offline richard

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Re: changing tires
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 04:12:17 AM »
Thanks. Iíll keep trying another day.
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