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Seating the bead #752160
10/10/18 10:47 am
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Hi all,

I've got my new tires mounted. I've soaped the bead and pumped it up to 40psi or so. The bead is seated entirely on one side, and on the other there's about 10 inches that isn't seating.

I've bounced it etc, how high should I pump it, and will that help? Are there any other tricks?

Thanks.

Luke

Last edited by Howley; 10/10/18 10:49 am.
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Re: Seating the bead [Re: Howley] #752178
10/10/18 3:00 pm
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My local garage does it to 60 for badly seating beads, then if it still won't seat they mark the unseated area, pull it apart and start again trying to get the bead in place at the marked area first. The speed of inflation helps so a garage air line would be better than a home one even at the same pressure.

Re: Seating the bead [Re: Howley] #752182
10/10/18 3:09 pm
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I'd go to 60 pounds too. With a well-lubed rim, and the valve core out of the stem for volume, that ought to do it.

Lannis


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Re: Seating the bead [Re: Howley] #752211
10/10/18 7:08 pm
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Clean the rim where the rubber meets it, polish it ideally, and lube it well.


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Re: Seating the bead [Re: gavin eisler] #752217
10/10/18 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by gavin eisler
Clean the rim where the rubber meets it, polish it ideally, and lube it well.


Plus 1. Plenty of lube!!! And make sure you haven’t snagged the tube in that.


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Re: Seating the bead [Re: Howley] #752305
10/11/18 11:52 am
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And NO VALVE in the tube as previously mentioned
Get an air duster with a big hole & use that to inflate the tyre.
The rapid inflation makes all the difference.


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Re: Seating the bead [Re: Howley] #752428
10/12/18 9:49 am
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Thanks for all the help guys. Soaped it, drilled out the rubber nozzle of my air duster and pumped it up with the valve stem out. The bead popped right in.


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