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    Tubless tire mounting isssue

    Here's the deal- I've converted many other rims to tubeless, mounted etc.... I feel like I'm a capable mechanic.
    So, I bought a bike that was already set up tubeless with Vee Rubber Trail Takers mounted and now am trying to get a new tire on.

    Basically, I can't get the dang thing to seat onto the rim. I'm using a compressor, plenty of Stan's, and using a mix of dish soap and water in a spray bottle to help.

    Nothing is fricken' working. Anybody have any secret?

    Rim is a Sunrigle "Equilizer" 650b.

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    Success-

    I ended up putting an inner-tube in, and then inflating it and letting it sit for about 20 minutes. After that, I deflated, removed the tube, and inflated w/o stans. At that point, it took to the rim, so I deflated, barely broke the tire from the rim, put Stan's in, and re-inflated.

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    Yep.

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    Tubless tire mounting isssue

    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    Here's the deal- I've converted many other rims to tubeless, mounted etc.... I feel like I'm a capable mechanic.
    So, I bought a bike that was already set up tubeless with Vee Rubber Trail Takers mounted and now am trying to get a new tire on.

    Basically, I can't get the dang thing to seat onto the rim. I'm using a compressor, plenty of Stan's, and using a mix of dish soap and water in a spray bottle to help.

    Nothing is fricken' working. Anybody have any secret?

    Rim is a Sunrigle "Equilizer" 650b.
    I know you got it but.....
    Do you take the valve stem out? I remove the valve stem and use the blower nozzle. My air compressor also adjusts to how much air it lets out, I'll turn it up on stubborn ones.
    Ouch

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    The sun equalizer rims are not tubeless ready or tubeless compatible by any standard. Its time to put a tube in!

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