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    Help! I can't remove my tire from my rim!! C29ssmax and Hutchinson Bulldog Tubeless

    Help please. I remember wrestling this new tire onto this UST rim last Spring. The tire is still like new so I don't want to cut it off. I can't get the bead to slide off the rim. The rim has a little groove that the bead locks into and it's tighter than.... I got my other one off ok but that was a used tire and the bead must have been more loose.
    I am running Stan's fluid and I assume what's in the tire is now dry. I tried some fresh Stan's on the outside to lube it. All I have to show so far is wasted time and a massive blister on each thumb.
    I'm starting to understand that not all 700 and 29 are interchangeable.
    Any ideas? Thanks

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    Dish soap for lube on the rim track & bead, tire levers, and beer. No good wrenching happens successfully without beer drinking during.
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    The bead is stuck on the bead hook? Or the bead is already in the spoke nipple channel but wont stretch over the rim sidewall?
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    Why do you want to take the tire off? If it's just to add more Stans, can you remove your valve core and put it in that way?

    I have a UST mountain bike tire/rim combo where it is really hard to break the bead. My thumbs wouldn't do it. I had to put it on something knee-height, hold down the near edge of the wheel with my knee, and push really hard with my palms. If that doesn't work, try putting something a little stiffer under your palms to concentrate the force. Make sure you are away from the valve.

    If you've broken the bead and can't get the tire off, get better/stronger tire irons. I like my Pedros and Specialized irons. Downhill tire irons have long levers to give you lots of leverage.

    As a last resort, offer a free six-pack to any of your friends who can do it for you.

    Good luck.

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    My brand new bulldog was sliced last year on my shimano ultegra tubeless ready rim and I had to cut it off. I didn't try for very long as it was already ruined but I don't think there was anyway it was comming off.

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