Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Plano, Texas
Bikes: Panasonic DX4000, Bianchi Pista
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I dropped this bike off at the LBS for various work to be done.
I asked my favorite mechanic about this problem, and he demonstrated
in about 10 seconds how to do it. He took the wheel off, put the end
that was partially off the rim on the floor. With a hand on each side of
the wheel, he startedat the top and stretched the tire bit by bit towards
the problem spot. When he got to that spot, he had added enough slack
to be able to pull the bead onto the wheel. I was amazed.
The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!