Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

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Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby hippriest » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:28 pm

Just fitted my 2nd rear Conti whitewall & 3rd rear tyre in ownership.

For the 2nd time, I found the tyre a complete bitch to prize away from the chrome rims....& for the 2nd time I had to "Stanley" (knife) most of the old tyre away before before finally getting it off with a wood chisel. Still, this was an improvement on the previous time when I ended up down to the tyre wires, snipping away at loose ends with tin shears. Used loads of WD40 & wash-up liquid.

I put standard grease around the rim where the tyre sits in the hope that this will ease the passage next time. Anyone else had this or got any tips?
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby glscoot » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:41 pm

Take the fcking thing to a garage, they'll do it for nothing or a dozen donuts.
If thats not viable, then put it in a vice, tyre that is, and yes use lubrication and leave it over night, add more lub and it should eventually come off.

i pisssed myself laughing at the thought of someone with a chisel trying to take a tyre off, oh the damage that could cause.

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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby glscoot » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:42 pm

oh, sorry did you use a wooden mallet
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby Laurie » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:47 pm

Tyres can be a real nause - no question. :x

I use washing up liquid to fit them but..........before this I finger some copper based grease between the two split rim halves
(the rim meeting part only ok!). This stops them corroding together if you are using longer life tyres. ;)

The best tip I can give though is without doubt the inflate/deflate method. By this I mean once you have fitted nice new tyres simply deflate and re-inflate them say once every 2-3 months. :geek:
This keeps them from welding themselves on and re-activates the bead position. Works a treat and this has not let me down in 27 years. Mine simply ease off with a large screwdriver - no fuss whatsoever. :P

Try it mate. You wont do anything else.

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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby tipper » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:52 pm

Go tubeless and get a garage to do it only takes five minutes.
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby mikey 69 » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:05 pm

sorry steve but I m pissing myself laughing at this! :lol:
I only seem to get this issue with tubeless rims and that is why I take them to the garage
my ribs really hurt now
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby Geezer » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:57 am

I had it happen to me once with a Conti K62 whitewall... I threw the rim away and just put a different one as I got really arsy trying to remove it.
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby Snapper » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:35 am

I always use tyre paste when fitting / changing my tyres, and as Laurie mentioned it's worth smearing some copper grease between the rim sections too.

I've never used the inflate / deflate method though, but as I've only recently just changed the tyres on my T5 I'll be sure to give it a go! Cheers for the tip, Laurie ;)

Bought my tyre paste from here (little tub will last ages), and it's where I always get my Wurth carb / air intake cleaner (great stuff!) from as the prices are good and everything comes with free delivery:

http://www.kartpartsuk.com/product.php?id=1883
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby deekay » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:53 pm

Steve, done a few of these, man do they stick all right. Last time put tyre in the vice just missing the wheel and I mean just and clamped up fully squashing the tyre fully. It moved a little and I put wd40 in the gap made and shifted to right alongside where I just tried, 3rd go it popped and simple from here, seams like once you get it to shift you are almost there, give it a go next time and mate that's why they call it breaking the bead.
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby hippriest » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:56 pm

Ok, you p*ss takers it was a WOODEN MALLET.....ok?

And it did the trick in the end, whereas no amount of long bladed screwdrivers, crow bars, pushing, pulling, shoving, grunting, greasing, soaping, swearing, kicking, punching, praying etc etc would.

So I'm standing by it ;)
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby sharpcroft » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:37 am

hippriest wrote:Ok, you p*ss takers it was a WOODEN MALLET.....ok?

And it did the trick in the end, whereas no amount of long bladed screwdrivers, crow bars, pushing, pulling, shoving, grunting, greasing, soaping, swearing, kicking, punching, praying etc etc would.

So I'm standing by it ;)


Did you try asking it nicely?
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby glscoot » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:43 am

hippriest wrote:Ok, you p*ss takers it was a WOODEN MALLET.....ok?

And it did the trick in the end, whereas no amount of long bladed screwdrivers, crow bars, pushing, pulling, shoving, grunting, greasing, soaping, swearing, kicking, punching, praying etc etc would.

So I'm standing by it ;)


Do you stick your tongue out when you are concentrating, I bet you thought you were a master craftsmen when you finished your masterpiece :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Rear tyre "welds" to wheel!

Postby hippriest » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:25 pm

sharpcroft wrote:
hippriest wrote:Ok, you p*ss takers it was a WOODEN MALLET.....ok?

And it did the trick in the end, whereas no amount of long bladed screwdrivers, crow bars, pushing, pulling, shoving, grunting, greasing, soaping, swearing, kicking, punching, praying etc etc would.

So I'm standing by it ;)


Did you try asking it nicely?


I did actually, Sharpie. But it spurned my courtesy and just yelled "Feck Off" back to me.
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