- Tips to get an old tubeless tyre off
You want these really thin roadie tyre levers. I swear by them after spending days trying to get a tyre off a m60 rim these did it in seconds. Available in lots of places but here’s a link
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I’ve got a small hand held gripper made out of plastic, with rubber padded grips, the ones you pump to tighten. Pop it on, lift up and down and even the most stubborn tyre pops off. Then just work around the tyre. I only figured this out after spending hours trying to get a tyre off then my eyes saw it sitting on my shelf 🙂 I got the gripper from B and Q.Posted 1 month agoRicBSubscriber
First step is trying to ‘roll’ the tyre over the far bead (ie not the one you’re trying to dislodge). Using a towel means you can grip the tyre easily and if you do this standing up you can put all (well, a lot of) your weight to bear.
Ime this works better than standing on it because it’s more controlled and lifts the tyre away from the bead a bit.
Edit- doesn’t work with foams! For this I’ve resorted to using a blunt edge motorbike tyre lever and physically pushing the bead into the rim well at one point.
Once you get a bit of the bead moving the rest is easyPosted 1 month ago
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