Deuce tire/rim break down.

gimpyrobb

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Sounded like some guys didn't know how to work on a deuce rim. I had to swap out some tires, so I took pics. Feel free to ask questions or add any info you feel important.
 

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Hard work is its own reward. That you're tired only means you got some good work done today.

Great pics, thanks! Can't get more step-by-step than that...
 

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Old tire mechanic used to throw a heavy blanket over the split rim just in case it had some unusual tension and decided to "jump up and bite you". I re-state OLD tire mechanic...

Like "there are old pilots and there are bold pilots...but there are no OLD BOLD pilots!"
 
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I use a tire hammer to break the bead but whatever works :wink: . I'll add that you need to be carefull when sliding the wheel out of the tire so as not to damage the valve stem if you plan on re-using the tube ( not that you wasn't carefull I just didn't see it mentioned). If the rim is rusted bad on the inside sometimes you'll have to drive the wheel off the tire. I've got a set of 11.00s I'm going to put on my deuce but I've been putting it off. It's alot of work to change a whole set.
Never seen a "rechargable" spray can like that either. Where did you get it?
 

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Thanks for the credit. Wedges make breaking down a split ring a lot easier than anything I’ve ever used, short of a tire machine. It doesn’t take long after a little practice; just ask CGarbee how long it took to change the tire on his “new” kitchen trailer.
 

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Thanx for the how to.
I will now have to go out and pull all the old cracked rubber of the assortment of rims I have here.
If in good condition is there any reason not to reuse the tubes & flaps?
When re-assembling I assume you stuff the tube in, wrap the flap nto the rim and insert into the tire.
Then reverse the other steps.
I saw folks use a forklift to compress teh tire to ge the ring on.
What do you do when you dont have a fork lift, just work your way around backwards?
Then wrap chains thru the spokes when re-inflating using a long remote clip on air chuck.
 

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Thanks Gimpy, I am about to do this and have been reading everything I can get my hands on.

Where are the reassembly pics? :p
 

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I do things my way. I didn't feel like getting picked apart on re-assembly. Yes it is basicly a reverse order process. When I put the tube and flap in, I inflate the tube a little to take out any creases. You will have to air completely down to get the assembly back on the rim. I know some will not like it, but I put anti-sieze on the outside of the lock ring to help ease seating of the tire and promote easier breakdown later.
 

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Thanks Robb, great thread! It's been years since I've broken a tire down, in fact I think it was Grafenwoher, Germany in '77. This definetly refreshed my memory. Neat trick with the silicone in the re-useable aerosol can.
 

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You know, I have that exact same brand and size screwdriver in the toolbox... Never used it on a tire though... :) Inherited it from Grandpa (along with a high percentage of my tools...). :)

I used to use my duckbill hammer, but ever since Scrounger showed me the bit with wedges, I've been using them to break down the bead as well...

Good info. Thanks.
 

pa.rich

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That wasnt rusted too badly, if you have alot of rust its almost impossible as I said on another thread. Even experienced tire men will sweat it out. Mine was so bad that perts of the tire bead edge stayed with the steel.Thanks gimp for the step by step. 8)
 

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Tire changing work is never done... Need to sort through the 35+ tires/rims so the M108 and your M35 get some decent rubber.

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