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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.
    All out of S**** and down to my last F***
    I think I strained a pucker muscle

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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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