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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-28-2016, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Can't get this Bridgestone off

Old tire has seen its last ride. No tread left and a bad gash towards the sidewall. I have the bead breaker and tire irons. Bead is done. Tire will not come off. No one is open until Tuesday and I'm supposed to ride tomorrow morning. Any suggestions? I have YouTubed for an hour and none of that is helping.

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Well, guess you could improvise and try out other toys from the tool chest; how about using an angle grinder/cutting wheel (?). Surely it would be messy but with a few relief cuts into the old rubber carcass it will be pliable enough to remove...YMMV

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make sure that the entire bead area of both sides of the tire is nestled into the dish of the wheel. people get stuck by not making sure this is the case
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As it's FUBAR'd anyway, drill through the carcase adjacent to the beads in several places and cable-tie the beads together.
It makes it easier to ensure that both beads are in the well.

It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity
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Had both beads in the well. Tire is not budging. Ive changed probably 50 tires in my life with the same tools. I cant figure it out. Scratched my rim and had enough. I just cut them off with an angle grinder. Came off in 2 minutes. New tires slide right on in less than 10 minutes.
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Mark I'm glad you got some new rubber sounds like you were over due..

the question is why didn't you just do a nasty burnout on the old tire until it blew?

(& of course have a buddy video tape your burnout)

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Never burn out on the RC. Rarely wheelie.

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Over the course of changing a lot of my own tires, I use some sandpaper to smooth out the inner wheel bead.
RUGlyde from napa is good stuff too.

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Never burn out on the RC. Rarely wheelie.
Maybe not intentionally.
Can't tell me you've never lifted the front. :
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No it comes up on its own "accidentally" lol. Occasionally I lift it up. But I never do burn outs anymore. Not a fan of flat spots on my tire or shelling out for tires every month.

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