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Re: Tire Mounting - Bead?

To: Skye Poier <>
Subject: Re: Tire Mounting - Bead?
From: Bud Krueger <>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1999 16:38:53 -0800

    What do you have against tubes?  Seriously, it's difficult to start the
inflation of a tire onto a tubeless rim if the tire has taken a 'set' from
another orientation.  A decent service station can easily do it on their
machine.  Sometimes a DIY approach that works is to wrap a piece of rope around
the circumference of the tire and squeeze it until the beads spread out against
the rim.  Have a good supply of air available.  And good luck.

Bud Krueger
52TD (with tubes)
77MGB (with tubes)

Skye Poier wrote:

> Here's a presumably easy question.
> I'm moving some radials from my old, tatty wire wheels to my shiny, new
> mags.  I have the rubber on the mags, but I can't get the buggers to
> inflate because the bead isn't set.  I tried squirting dishwashing
> liquid around both sides in the hope that it would help get the bead
> started but all it does it make nice bubbles.  This wasn't an issue with the
> wires because they had tubes..
> I can't imagine I need to take the tire off the rim and put it back
> on right onto the bead... do you need some sort of high powered air
> source to get it started or something??  What's the secret.
> Thanks
> Skye
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> 1966 MGB - GHN3L     Safety Fast!             __,__\__
> The MGB Experience   (_o____o_)

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