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Old 12-05-23, 05:20 PM
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Tubeless Tire Removal Problem

I have bought a used bike with M975 wheels. 19mm inner rim width, 26X2.0 tires. One tire was deflated and loose on the rim. I got if off the rim with just a little effort. The other inflated OK and held air for a day or so. Soapy water foamed around the rim/wheel mounting area. Today the tire is STUCK to the rim. I've been using 91% iso alcohol and letting it soak a bit several times. I still can't get the tire to separate enough from the rim to even begin to get a lever in. I have no idea what sealant was used. Any ideas to get it off?? Thanks!!!
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It hit me last night that the utoobers use alcohol to remove residue from old rim tape. Water is the solvent for sealant. The tire should be off with a few more hours of soaking around the rim in sections. It's started working!
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lay it on the floor and carefully step down hard on the tyre sidewall as close to the rim as possible
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Originally Posted by tungsten
lay it on the floor and carefully step down hard on the tyre sidewall as close to the rim as possible
I have done something similar to this. I step down on tire close to the rim and pull up on the rim.

something like this
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WD-40 is good to wick in and loosen the adhesion but clean well aftewards.
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