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Replace inner tube

Hello

I am trying to replace the inner tube on one of my wheels.

Does anyone know how I go about putting the tire back on the rim?

Do I need special tools ?

Thanks
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Hello

I am trying to replace the inner tube on one of my wheels.

Does anyone know how I go about putting the tire back on the rim?

Do I need special tools ?

Thanks
First thng to note : Are we talking about a 1pc or a 2pc Aluminum rim?




When I do an inner tube replacement on a 1pc rim I only pop one side open using tire tools aka flat wrenches then I fish the tube out then put the tube back in then I take talcum powder and douse the tube well to reduce friction then I use the tire wrenches to pop the tire back onto the rim...

If youre doing the whole tire you tuck the tube in the tire...lube up the rim and tire with dishoap and a lil bit of water and then fishing the tube valve through the rimhole and pinching the tire beads together starting where the valve is to force the whole tire on by force and sometimes using a couple tire wrenches to pop the tire on the rest of the way..


With brand new tires you have to use the center of the rim to your advantage to gain the perfect amount of clearance to alleviate the stress you'll have to exert on the tire bead to get the job done....


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Or a $35 tire changer 4" to 12" rims, can't find my photo.

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Thanks for the info


The challenge is not piercing the inner tube which I have done twice now.

I am replacing the one piece

Where can you buy a tire changer for $35?

Would a tire shop be able to put this on?
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You can also buy a valve for your rim and mount the tire tubeless.

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Thanks for the info


The challenge is not piercing the inner tube which I have done twice now.

I am replacing the one piece

Where can you buy a tire changer for $35?

Would a tire shop be able to put this on?
Thats why you put the tube in the tire and then put the valve through the hole and start at the valve...You cant pinch the tube if you dont put the wrenches through the middle half into the tube area........

You can also use Zip ties like this guy

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?v...VX5UwA91cBGAHg

A tire shop would be able to do it no poblem.....Watch how the dude does it too...If youre gonna pay might aswell as get a lesson out of it........

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I use tubes in my China tubeless tires cause they leak air everywhere, and because I can run the tire down to the tread without it popping, lol. My Banshee Sho has Euro tires, they hold air forever, lol.

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I use tubes in my China tubeless tires cause they leak air everywhere, and because I can run the tire down to the tread without it popping, lol. My Banshee Sho has Euro tires, they hold air forever, lol.
Yes indeed EPR....even with race bikes you want a tube so you can adjust air pressure and not lose the tire in a race because it adds stability to the tire....

The Mikey Thompson Street ET D OT legal wrinkle wall tires I use have tubes in them.....

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I use tubes in my China tubeless tires cause they leak air everywhere, and because I can run the tire down to the tread without it popping, lol. My Banshee Sho has Euro tires, they hold air forever, lol.

Yes indeed EPR....even with race bikes you want a tube so you can adjust air pressure and not lose the tire in a race because it adds stability to the tire....

The Mikey Thompson Street ET D OT legal wrinkle wall tires I use have tubes in them.....
I've never seen a pmt with inner tube, also the chinatires can used without a tube.
And EPR when you use your tires to the thread you won't have grip and control of your bike.

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Hello

Thanks everyone I was able to get in with some screwdrivers after keeping in the hot sun for a bit.
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You can buy small tire irons & rim protectors that help a lot. Yes, the sun helps a lot.
I'm a drag racer, only go in a straight line. My Pro Stock Kawasaki had a Goodyear slick and inner tube, because of low tire pressure, and the tire was screwed to the rim, lol.

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