Old 02-27-20, 12:17 AM
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After some practice, I was able to do the rear rim in just a few minutes. I still have the blisters on my thumbs though and it took a lot more effort than it normally would to remove the tire and change a tube. The trick, like I mentioned above, is to push the bead into the center channel on the rim. You have to focus all your effort on pushing that bead inward. Eventually the bead will slip and drop into that center channel and you can then remove the tire like normal.

Like you said, I'm not looking forward to doing this on the side of the road. I may carry a pair of full finger gloves with me just in case I have to do it and need some extra grip strength. The blisters on my thumbs are still healing.
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