Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Put real tire mounting lube (Ruglide or equal) on the beads. Put one bead over the rim. Notice the depressed center section of the rim. Get the other bead over the rim for half the way 'round, squeeze the beads together, and get them down into that depressed center of the rim so you can move the tire off-center and get the bead on the far side over the rim. Clamping or strapping the beads together might help.
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