- TLR tyre won't go up with compressor. Tips..?
Pump up tyre with a tube installed.
Then remove the tube leaving one side still locked in place.
Insert valve, push unseated side to center of the rim and use the compressor.
Removed valve core / undo a small portion of the valve to insert stans liquid.
I have had the same problem with nobby nics, this ,method has always worked for me.
NB: buy some 5mm syringes off ebay for topping up the stans, through the core
Edit: slow fingers, but still good advicePosted 4 years agotthewSubscriber
Are you talking about a proper workshop type compressor or a 12v thing off your car fag lighter? You need big volume, not big pressure to get them started.
If it’s the proper type, try the above. If the other type, go with a decent track pump, then try the above. I’ve always managed by working around the tyre pulling the beads onto the rim socket with my fingers before starting pumping like mad, all you have to do is put more air in than leaks out for a few strokes.Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
In addition to all of the advice above I have found that leaving a tube in the tyre for a few days then doing a short ride or two on the road with the tube in tends to soften up the bead enough for it to pop on nicely without too much effort with a basic track pump (valve core removed, small amount of soapy water on the beads). This is on Stans rims.Posted 4 years agoandysmiff1Member
Had a stubborn tyre that refused to play ball – bead was a bit baggy.
Usual tricks didn’t work – loads of soapy water, ghetto compressor etc, tube in first.
Ended up putting a webbing strap (like a baggage/luggage strap) around the circumference of the tyre. Worked first time.
It’ll help reduce the volume you are trying to work against with the tyre and also helps push the beads out to the edge of the rim. Obviously slacken the strap off as you need to inflate the tyre more……
Webbing strap now stored in the box with tyre levers/stans/pump etc for future stubborn tyres.Posted 4 years agoAndy RSubscriber
I use about 50/50 fairy Liquid and water (so watery soap), a Coke bottle “pneumatic accumulator” and remove the core from the valve. Usually works no problem but with some rim/tyre combinations I’ve fitted the tyre with a tube for a day first. That’s always sorted it.Posted 4 years ago
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