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Getting tires off of large marge rims - any advice?
I have 24" large marge rims that I am having an incredibly hard time getting the tires off - I can't seem to get the bead out of the rim channel (if that's the right term). I've read the surly info on it, but pushing towards the center doesn't seem to help much. Is it just a matter of brute force, or does anyone have a suggested technique? I got one bead out, which is what makes it even more frustrating - with my road rims once you do that you're golden, but I just can't get the second bead out. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks