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    Getting my tire seated properly

    I'm having a hard time getting my rear tire to seat properly. It's a 26x4.0 Devist8er and there is a low spot that I just can't remedy.
    I know it's not the tire, because I've previously had it seat properly, but now it's just effed.

    I've tried deflating and spraying windex on the bead and re-inflating (an old bike shop trick) and also riding it with extremely low PSI, but to no avail.

    I'm new to this fatbike stuff. Is there something I'm missing?

    FYI, this is only on the rear wheel. The front is perfect.

    Thanks,

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    dishsoap in water, slather the bead with it and add pressure

    watch your eyes when the bead pops in place. Soap stings just as bad as you remember
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    dishsoap in water, slather the bead with it and add pressure
    How did I not think of this?

    Thanks!

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    My Devist8or did the same thing, a bulge I could not fix. I replaced it with Floaters. Problem solved. Man, I hated that tire. The soap trick should work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockli Boy View Post
    Man, I hated that tire.
    Same here.
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    My h8ters were the same but after numerous tries and soapy water it finally took a seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    My h8ters were the same but after numerous tries and soapy water it finally took a seat.
    sounds frustratING
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    A good blast of silicone spray around the bead, pump it up to 30psi and leave it a day is another method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    A good blast of silicone spray around the bead, pump it up to 30psi and leave it a day is another method.
    Won't that promote slippage later on?

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    Hey;

    I've got a GFS (Graceful Fat Sheba rim) that tires simply will not pop out on. No matter what. 30psi. 40psi. Soaped to death. Nothing short of taking it out and riding the shirt out of it popped the Hudu on it the first time. So, I just swapped tires the other day, and same old story. I've learned it is the rim because any tire on Rolling Daryls don't do this. So, it was soaped to death, 35psi, but still no pop. Big lump/drop in the tire. I aired it down and banged the whole wheel/tire on the porch at about a 45* angle. POP! It's the only thing I've found that worked.
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    Re: Getting my tire seated properly

    i have BFL on my 70mm rim (on one fatty) tried to seat iy but no luck ,used washing liquid and the tyre just kept popping off the rim then dried it pumped up to 40psi and POP everything exploded (tube bust and tyre popped off rim ) same with my floaters never got them seated either i must be doing something wrong but tried evrything

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    I have used ky on my pugs...
    That allowed it to pop into place quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cholula405 View Post
    I have used ky on my pugs...
    That allowed it to pop into place quickly!
    way TMI

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    FYI, the dish soap worked perfectly. Just lubed the crap out of it and pumped it up to 30 psi and viola!

    No "pop" though. I was kinda bummed about that. I like the pop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hannoonen View Post
    FYI, the dish soap worked perfectly. Just lubed the crap out of it and pumped it up to 30 psi and viola!

    No "pop" though. I was kinda bummed about that. I like the pop...
    yea they just slide into place without the confirmed 'pop'....meh.

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    I was able to get out and ride though without bouncing all over the place.
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    so does it ride better?

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    MUCH better. Really, it wasn't so much an issue off road, but on the pavement, it was almost unbearable.

    All fixed now. =)

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    wow, cool.

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    I grab across the tread of the tire and push and pull it back and forth, all the way around the wheel. Works best with about one third of the pressure you typically run, then inflate to whatever you prefer. Get my tires to seat perfectly all the time, just takes a bit of elbow grease and a dash of patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostedThrills View Post
    Get my tires to seat perfectly all the time, just takes a bit of elbow grease and a dash of patience.
    so no 1tblsp of lard or 3oz veggie oil??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    tires simply will not pop out on. No matter what. 30psi. 40psi.
    Jim, Glad to hear that the dish soaped worked. That's my preferred method also.

    40psi.... I've often wondered where the breaking point of some of these tires is but am not brave enough to find out. I had a regular mtb tire bead break at 65psi and it was much louder than a shotgun being fired right next to my head. Couldn't hear anything for days. It had so much force that it knocked the rim out of true also. I'd love to see a fatty go..... from afar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post
    so no 1tblsp of lard or 3oz veggie oil??
    if your abuelita is making tamales, ask her for some manteca.

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    40psi.... I've often wondered where the breaking point of some of these tires is but am not brave enough to find out.
    I think that the "breaking point" for a Floater tire mounted tubeless is in the 50-55 psi range. At this point, the bead breaks and the tire goes "bang" off of the rim. Don't as me how I know this! The tire says 8-20 psi on the sidewall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeG View Post
    I think that the "breaking point" for a Floater tire mounted tubeless is in the 50-55 psi range. At this point, the bead breaks and the tire goes "bang" off of the rim. Don't as me how I know this! The tire says 8-20 psi on the sidewall...
    Might I ask why one would put 50 psi mounted tubeless in a 20 psi non tubeless tire?

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