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Old 02-27-2018, 07:26 PM   #1
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I just need to confirm that I did this correctly. Had a tube that leaked somewhere-not sure where but it did leak. So I popped the outer wall off the rim, pulled the tube and replaced it with another tube. I did not add any cornstarch for lube between the tube and tire. Then I reinflated, seated the tube and popped the sidewall back on the rim. Then fully inflated the tube/tire. Still is holding air. Like I said, I just want to make sure I did this correctly.

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Old 02-27-2018, 07:37 PM   #2
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FWIW

I always run my hand around the inside of the tire to check for foreign objects or a nail in the tire that will quickly puncture the new tube.
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:19 PM   #3
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Sometimes the tube can twist or fold onto itself and you wont notice anything...except maybe a leak at the fold several years later. To prevent this, I inflate the tire and then fully deflate it, then re-inflate as normal.
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I do as the previous 2 posters suggested. In addition I use a liberal quantity of Talcum powder to lubricate the tube and help it settle correctly within the tire.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:30 AM   #5
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I do as previous quote, although I inflate sans valve core, then as it releases air I bounce it around several times, reinstall the core and inflate.
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:38 AM   #6
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I always run my hand around the inside of the tire to check for foreign objects or a nail in the tire that will quickly puncture the new tube.
I used to do that also with my bare hands, until my hand came out with some sort of red liquid...
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:00 AM   #7
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Once found a 1/2 X 9/16", open end wrench, rattling around in a tire!!!
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:48 AM   #8
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I always install liners and make sure there are no problems with the rim and no wrinkles in the tube before inflating.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:02 AM   #9
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Always remember the tube/tire skills you learned in your BICYCLING DAYS!!!
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Once found a 1/2 X 9/16", open end wrench, rattling around in a tire!!!
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:55 PM   #11
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I always do a soft inflate as I call it to the tube before install. Just enough air but not a stretch to the tube. This insures no wrinkles. I put one bead on than insert the soft inflated tube, wrinkle free every time. Also helps from pinching the tube when putting the second bead on.
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Years ago one of our club members did a demonstration for easily mounting a tire on a rim. This method works in reverse for removing a tire from a rim.

To mount the tire:

1. Place the rim on a piece of carpet

2. Cover the rim with a black plastic garbage bag keeping the bag double thickness

3. Place the tire on the rim and work the inner bead over the rim, this can be done by hand without tools for tires that are not rock hard

4. After the inner bead is on the rim remove the plastic garbage bag

5. Place the inner tube in the tire

6. Place the plastic bag between the rim and the outer bead

7. Hand work the outer bead onto the rim, if needed you can stand on the tire and work it on to the rim.
I hope this comes across clearly
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:06 PM   #13
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Thanks folks, looks like I did it correctly-mius the talc powder. The tube did twist and I had to untwist and then I did the 'soft' inflate to just seat it. So far there is no leaks.

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Years ago one of our club members did a demonstration for easily mounting a tire on a rim. This method works in reverse for removing a tire from a rim.

To mount the tire:

1. Place the rim on a piece of carpet

2. Cover the rim with a black plastic garbage bag keeping the bag double thickness

3. Place the tire on the rim and work the inner bead over the rim, this can be done by hand without tools for tires that are not rock hard

4. After the inner bead is on the rim remove the plastic garbage bag

5. Place the inner tube in the tire

6. Place the plastic bag between the rim and the outer bead

7. Hand work the outer bead onto the rim, if needed you can stand on the tire and work it on to the rim.
I hope this comes across clearly
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:29 AM   #15
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While running a large used car operation in the 90's, we repoed a car that had a flat tire. The shop guys repaired the leak but could not get the tire balanced no matter what they tried. They took the tire off the rim and found a shoe inside.

Interesting comments above on putting tubes in tires as that job is on my agenda today for a side mount spare that's been flat for some time.

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Old 03-01-2018, 03:24 PM   #16
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I've heard of putting a boot in a tire, but not a shoe .
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:03 PM   #17
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NOT for cars, but because of Puncture Vines, on bicycles, we'd put a worn tire on, & stretch a GOOD tire over it. REALLY hard to do! We'd remove the valve core & carefully pour in canned milk, for an ANTI-LEAK! Smelled like CRAP, when you let a little air out!!!!
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