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3/20/2017 5:54 PM

Trying my best but it's too fucking tight, both sides

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3/20/2017 6:17 PM

stevegomez wrote:

Trying my best but it's too fucking tight, both sides

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Is that an old tire? Possibly lost much of it's pliability. Any air in the tube? Let it all out. Perhaps put just a touch of baby powder along the bead, but don't overdo it as too much might cause the tire to slip in the future. Take it off and try again; everyone runs into this eventually. Keep at it.

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3/20/2017 6:31 PM

Just go buy tire levers.

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3/20/2017 6:39 PM

Sheldon. wrote:

Just go buy tire levers.

This. Pedro's yellow plastic tire levers- think they're like 2 for $6 at my LBS? I may have that wrong, but regardless they are cheap, work so well, and they are warrantied!

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3/20/2017 6:39 PM

Get tire levers and muscle that tire on there. On my mountain bike I was changing a tube once, and to get the tire back on it took myself and 2 big guys to get the tire on. It's just pure strength.

On BMX it's been a pain in the ass for me to switch out tires, but like other people and myself have said, you just gotta muscle it on.

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3/20/2017 6:43 PM

Honestly we've all been there haha even still sometimes I have issues , all depends on the tire .

You basically just have to muscle that bitch on tbh , always start at the tube nozzle thingy , and when putting the tire bead on make sure you push it down as close to where the bead is already in , don't try getting the middle part to go first !

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