Re: Giving up on getting this tire to fit.

Easily is the key

Re: Giving up on getting this tire to fit.

> P D Wrote:

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> I have never had a problem and I'm sure that I've trapped more than just

> a bit of 'moisture' inside the bead .

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> The only difference is water will take a bit longer to dissipate , but

> t it does .

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> Just for something to think about : why do a lot of shops slop soapy

> water around a rim & tire when mounting ?

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> They keep a bottle and rim mop attached to the changing machine .

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> Anyway , like I said , I'll keep doing what presents no problems and

> works for me . ;)

Ummm, I worked in more than one shop using a tire changer.

Shops typically dont use "soap and water" unless someone forgets to order more tire bead lube. The bead lube is much slicker than any soap and does not promote rust or corrosion.

Google it, many brands available.

Re: Giving up on getting this tire to fit.

> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> > P D Wrote:

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> > I have never had a problem and I'm sure that I've trapped more than

> just

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> > a bit of 'moisture' inside the bead .

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> >

>

> > The only difference is water will take a bit longer to dissipate , but

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> > t it does .

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> >

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> > Just for something to think about : why do a lot of shops slop soapy

>

> > water around a rim & tire when mounting ?

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> >

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> > They keep a bottle and rim mop attached to the changing machine .

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> >

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> > Anyway , like I said , I'll keep doing what presents no problems and

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> > works for me . ;)

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> Ummm, I worked in more than one shop using a tire changer.

>

> Shops typically dont use "soap and water" unless someone forgets to

> order more tire bead lube. The bead lube is much slicker than any soap

> and does not promote rust or corrosion.

>

> Google it, many brands available.

I'm sure that every shop uses bead lube , right ?

I wonder what they used before bead lube was invented ?

Not all shops are created equal .

Anyway , good you got your hands dirty . ;)

Re: Giving up on getting this tire to fit.

> P D Wrote:

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> > > I have never had a problem and I'm sure that I've trapped more than

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> > > The only difference is water will take a bit longer to dissipate ,

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> > > Just for something to think about : why do a lot of shops slop soapy

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> > > water around a rim & tire when mounting ?

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> > > They keep a bottle and rim mop attached to the changing machine .

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> > > Anyway , like I said , I'll keep doing what presents no problems and

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> > > works for me . ;)

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> > Ummm, I worked in more than one shop using a tire changer.

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> >

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> > Shops typically dont use "soap and water" unless someone forgets to

>

> > order more tire bead lube. The bead lube is much slicker than any soap

>

> > and does not promote rust or corrosion.

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> >

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> > Google it, many brands available.

>

> I'm sure that every shop uses bead lube , right ?

>

> I wonder what they used before bead lube was invented ?

>

> Not all shops are created equal .

>

> Anyway , good you got your hands dirty . ;)

Prolly astroglide.

Re: Giving up on getting this tire to fit.

> live ɘvil Wrote:

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> Prolly astroglide.

Ya think ? I'm sure it would do the job , but , isn't that stuff kind of expensive ?(edited)

Re: Giving up on getting this tire to fit.

I worked at a tire shop for ~5 years in my late teens/early twenties. Not a Podunk little place either, but the largest chain in the NW and well reputed. For whatever that's worth; not much but my .02. Anyway, "bead lube" is vegetable soap and water. We even diluted ours further, 50/50 with more water. Coated, non coated, steel, aluminum, new, old, doesn't freaking matter.

Water, in and of itself is non corrosive. And dish soap is slightly alkaline, but safe on baby birds, so...

Besides, who cares. It's just mopeds; get the damn tire on, and shut up & ride.

Re: Giving up on getting this tire to fit.

I always put the rear tire on the same way as the front....

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