Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Massachusetts, USA
I've watched a video of a tire being mounted use large plastic wire ties; the new tire was "tied" in 5 or so areas around the circumference of the tire, pulling both beads together. The tire was lubed and force onto the rim as if it were a solid piece, not one with 2 sides, so to speak. The ties were then cut off, the beads seated and the tire filled with air. I've never tried this method, but look for a video of it. The ones doing the video claim that this method also will work with tubed tires as long as you protect the valve stem and have it oriented properly to the hole in the rim.
Just a thought on the subject: Jim
The older I get, the faster I was....until lately!! (Speed IS the fountain of youth)!