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Bending back a tire bead?

March 14, 2008, 7:28 p.m.
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I was replacing my tube and when i was putting the tire back on, it seems like I might have bent the bead?

When I pump it up theres a little stretch of tire that doesn't want to sit in the rim nicely. Is there anything I can do?

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March 15, 2008, 2:19 p.m.
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bend it back with pliers?

It is the moments in between disaster that we must find joy and meaning to life.

I can mud bog farther, its s chevy

March 15, 2008, 2:44 p.m.
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try pumping the tire up quite high, around 60 PSI. If the bead doesn't seat then I would try to work it back. Personally I'd use pliers as a last resort, you don't want to shred the bead.

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March 16, 2008, 12:59 a.m.
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bend it back with pliers?

Thanks!!! Good idea, I found some pliers with an abnormally wide bite, I think that's how you would put it, to keep the damage to the minimum. Seems to have worked great.

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March 16, 2008, 1:57 p.m.
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sweet man, I'm glad I could help. good riding to yah.

It is the moments in between disaster that we must find joy and meaning to life.

I can mud bog farther, its s chevy

March 16, 2008, 2:42 p.m.
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did partbreaker just give someone bike advice?

australia was actually founded by criminals and its original purpose was for england to send over its criminals so the brits wouldnt have to deal with them in England, minding this was over 100 yrs ago.

March 16, 2008, 3:01 p.m.
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yes. (shudders)

total scam. he put food before beer.

March 16, 2008, 10:15 p.m.
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lol, i was born in alabama, i can fix anything….

It is the moments in between disaster that we must find joy and meaning to life.

I can mud bog farther, its s chevy

March 16, 2008, 10:53 p.m.
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lol, i was born in alabama, i can wreck anything….

fyp

March 17, 2008, 10:08 a.m.
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Lol @ this thread!

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