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How to replace tires?

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Next question - How do you seat the %[email protected] replacement tubeless tires? I got them on, but I cannot get them to seat and hold air. They won't pop out to the rim. Tubeless tires are the work of Satan.:banghead3

OK, I got the tires off by cuting through the rubber then grinding through the steel belts with a Dremel
How do you unmount and remount the front tires on the rims? Should it really be done by a tire shop?

Replacing the front tires seemed simple, but I did not expect the original Goodyear tires to have 4 steel wires in the rims. They are semi-rusted to the rims.

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For seating the beads, leave the core out of the valve stem so you can get more airflow. A clip-on style chuck is handy so you can have both hands free to move the tire and rim around. Lubricate the rim and tire. You can buy actual bead lube, but I just use soapy water in a spray bottle. You can also wrap a ratchet strap around the tire and tighten it to try get the beads closer to the rim. After the tire is seated, let the air out and take the strap off.

The smaller front tires are the worst. Especially when they've been on there for forty years. I use my big bench vise to break the beads. Also try to get some soapy water in there as I go.
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