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    Removing solid tires?

    A friend just recently got a Worksman trike from one of his relatives.
    Trouble is it has solid tires .

    Does anyone know of a way to remove the solid tires without damaging them?


    Is it possible to properly fit pneumatic tires on those rims?

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    According to the reviews of those I've seen on BF... just ride the bike and the tires will pop right off when you're in the heaviest traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detroitjim View Post
    A friend just recently got a Worksman trike from one of his relatives.
    Trouble is it has solid tires .

    Does anyone know of a way to remove the solid tires without damaging them?


    Is it possible to properly fit pneumatic tires on those rims?
    Some rims will accept pneumatic tires, some won't. Pictures might help.

    I've never seen solid tires removed without damage to the tire or the rim or both. The most successful removals I've seen involved a hacksaw through the tire.
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    Ive seen tiny kids bikes that had spikes formed in the well of the plastic wheel to hold the solid tyre.


    I just found a 20" solid tyred coaster brake wheel in my garage. was thinking of keeping the solid tyre. But the rim needs painting and a spoke or 2. So was thinking of using a big screwdriver on it. Maybe some hot soapy water too

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    On forklifts, we cut the old tires off. I suppose it would be possible to press them off, just as you press them on, but have never tried it. To be honest, usually the customer removes the old tire from the wheel because we charge $25 to do it.

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    Put it in boiling water and see if you can roll it off.Some are pressed/stretched on(can do) some are moulded on(no can do).
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    Yep, soaking in a tub of HOT water will soften it enuf to stretch off.

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    I read the post three times before realizing that the pic next to it was just an ad...
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    I know that I saw one that Park made but going through the J&B catalogue right now I couldnt find it. I think it was Park Tools

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