Old 02-28-07, 02:11 PM
Bud Bent
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CharlesC is right; pinching to make sure the tire beads are centered, and unset, helps. But, some tire and wheel combinations are really tough even with good technique. I stopped and changed a flat a couple of months ago for a woman who couldn't get her tire off, and I had a tougher time than with any I've owned. I actually had to use the tire levers to get the tire back on. I don't remember ever having to do that with any of my own tires. I've also seen a few in club rides that almost defied being removed.
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