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Anyone ever have trouble getting a non-UST tire off of a UST rim? I'm trying to get a bead separated from the rim, but it's locked on there tight. I've taken this tire (Nokian Freddies Revenz) off a different UST rim before, and it was a struggle, but this time it just won't budge. I've tried a bunch of things, but I wanna hear your suggestions...
 

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lyndonchen said:
Anyone ever have trouble getting a non-UST tire off of a UST rim? I'm trying to get a bead separated from the rim, but it's locked on there tight. I've taken this tire (Nokian Freddies Revenz) off a different UST rim before, and it was a struggle, but this time it just won't budge. I've tried a bunch of things, but I wanna hear your suggestions...
Just push the tire bead inward with your thumbs, same as with any tire on most any rim.
 

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I've tried using channel locks, vise grips, and even clamped the dang tire in a vise, and the beads won't let go. Believe me, I've worked with my share of UST and non-UST tires and rims, but this particular combo has me stumped.
 
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