Whats the tricl to put a rear tire on rim, seems impossible

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  1. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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  3. Deepc

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    Opposite side of the tire needs to be flush with the center of the rim like mentioned above.

    Use lube. I use dish soap and water.

    Heat up the tire in the sun if possible.

    Wear gloves. I always tear up my hands.

    Don't give up.
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    Lube, more lube (that's what my wife says....), take little bites with the tire irons, and keep the opposite side deep in the well. Did I mention more lube???? :lol3
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    Deepc Been here awhile

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    One more thing. I put the rear tire on with the disk side up if I don't have a wheel stand available. I worry about warping the disk. Glad you got it on there.
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    THE MOST IMPORTANT THING!!!!

    Don't let your wife catch you using her hair drier to heat your tire. :rofl
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  8. unaweep

    unaweep Uses lotsa band-aids

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    Glad you got it on, OP. :thumb
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    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    After a couple years in Latin America I got accustomed to paying people to put my tires on for me. I recently mounted my rear tire for the first time in a few years and it was way easier than I recall, I must be learning something. :D

    For me I tried to focus on keeping the tire within the bead as I was spooning it on. I did this one on the ground but I prefer a good barrel for changing tires.
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  10. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Use small blocks of wood on the opposite side to keep the wheel in the dish of the rim, I travel with about 4-6 small derlin blocks I used for just that purpose makes changing the wheels much much easier.
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    I was pulling every trick I could come up with :lol3...pushing it into the dish on the opposite side did it with little effort.
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