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Explosive Airisol Tire Mounting

wood booger

Monkey
Jul 16, 2008
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the land of cheap beer
If it is that hard to seat the bead you've got issues. Wrong/bad rims, wrong/bad tires, wrong/bad technique. One tip: mount the tire w/ a tube first and fully seat the bead. Then deflate it and just pull off one side of the bead and slip or cut the tube out. That leaves you w/ one side already seated.

90% of the time a floor pump works.

However, I will contribute $10 to your recovery fund if you promise to use a can of WD-40 and record it! :D
 

Lelandjt

Turbo Monkey
Apr 4, 2008
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Breckenridge, CO/Lahaina,HI
I usually just use a compressor but without one I've used the "seat the bead with a tube" and the strap methods. I've never used the explosive method on anything but seen it done on a lot of truck tires. If it works on bike tires with sealant it would by far be the easiest method when there's no compressor around.
 

weedkilla

Monkey
Jul 6, 2008
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10
If im stuck without a compressor and floor pump wont do (Topeak Joe Blow mountain hi volume is kewl) I use a CO2 cannister. Just make sure you rotate the valve to the top as the CO2 can freeze the sealant.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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Removable valve cores on the stans valves and putting in the sealant once the tyre is seated is my preferred method with the stans.
 
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