Old 02-25-20, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
What I found worked was to grab the rim and using my fingers, pull the tire on the opposite side of the rim towards the center channel. Better grip strength (In my case) than trying to use my thumb to push the near side of the tire towards the channel.
Tried that. That doesnít put nearly as much force as grabbing the tire with my fist and pushing with my whole arm and pulling the rim with my other arm. Think of trying to rip a phonebook. Iím also a bit concerned about my fingernails digging into the tire sidewall when I do that. I have to do this when I get home this evening - not looking forward to it.

EDIT: My technique didnít work a second time. I had 1, then 2 tire levers in there and the bead would not budge. So, I used a convection-based heater to heat up the whole tire and it popped right off. God help me if this happens on the road, in the cold or rain.

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