It's time to replace my rear Shinko 705 (over 10k miles, probably still has another 1k but I picked up a nail)
So I decided to try and change my own tires for the first time. After reading the thousands of threads on the HF tire change chassis, and seeing how easy the various you-tubers did it, I bought the sucker; made it a nice stable wood stand and went to work.
I got the old tire off with a minimal amount of fuss. Plop the new one on, got the first bead on with no issues, but the second bead is killing me. Using two 24" tire irons plus the red bar that comes with the kit (and a second person!) but the last 12 inches or so of tire to get onto the rim seems impossible.
I tried to do the "use the center pole for leverage and slide the red bar around" but it gets to a point where it just won't budge.
I've tried using the irons to slowly work my way around (from both sides and just working one side,) but even then the rubber on the tire feels like it's stretch so tight I can't push the irons in between the tire and the rim.
AAAand finally I tried pushing the red bar into the center of the unseated mass and muscling it, but even with all my weight behind it I can't get it to budge. After several hours I just gave up.
I've read a few posts of people saying the 705's were the easiest tire change they've ever done. I've also read a few of people saying the hard sidewalls of most ADV tires makes it a nightmare. Being as this is my first try I feel like I'm clearly missing something, but everything I've tried about or seen in a video has failed.
What am I doing wrong here?!?