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Old 09-13-2020, 07:55 AM   #1
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Anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to remove a clincher style tire from a wood spoke wheel 1913 Roadster.?? Installing new tires on rear 30x3/1/2 wheels
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:36 AM   #2
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Bob, I would check some of the youTube offerings on the subject. I was just watching several videos for 21" split rims with some good Ideas.

I do know keeping that darn tube valve stem centered is a witch, some of these guys go nuts with the baby powder
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You will need one of the lever type bead breakers or as I do large C clamp to break the bead loose. Then it just a matter of prying the tire off the rim. If the tubes that are in the tires now are still good, try and save them. If not, cut the tire off. Use real tire spoons not the Ford supplied ones. 2 will work but 3 can be better.



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39portlander re; I do know keeping that darn tube valve stem centered is a witch, some of these guys go nuts with the baby powder


Yes on the split rims, keeping the valve stem in place is a real bugger. I think with metal stems so it is locked in place would be a heck of a lot easier, the rubber stems just slide out as the rim is closed up. Then you try an clock the stem so it rocks into place when you close it up and then goes the other way!!! LOL
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I took mine to the local tire store it was relatively cheap and painless.
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Old 09-13-2020, 03:02 PM   #5
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You took the whole rear wood wheel (or front for that matter) to a tire store? It's a 1913 which would have nondemountable rim/wheels.
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:56 PM   #6
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Most tire stores in the Richmond area won't touch them. I recommend Leete Tire in Petersburg. They used to have a guy named Bunny who did them all no problem, rear TT two piece rims, split rims, and clinchers. Bunny retired, but now Warren does them. Ask for Warren.

I take the wheel off and take it in, rear TT wheels, wood spoke wheels for both clinchers and split rims, and wire wheels. Bunny has done them all for me and now it looks like Warren is taking over (I think Warren is the owner).
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I took mine to the local tire store it was relatively cheap and painless.
If you can find a tire shop that knows how, thatís the way to go.
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If you can find a tire shop that knows how, thatís the way to go.
In Michigan, I would take it to a Ford Dealership and then laugh at them if they couldn't do the job!
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:54 AM   #9
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I took mine to the local tire store it was relatively cheap and painless.
I totally agree, I do that too.
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