Originally Posted by itsforrest
I think the idea here is this;
Strap several places around the tire so the two beads are pinched together all around the tire. This makes it a piece of cake to keep the bead in the center of the rim.
If I understand correctly, you could carry a handful of long zip-ties to accomplish this trick for flat repairs in the field.
Still not sure about fishing the valve though.
I'm slow today, forgive me
(still suffering jet-lag). What could be achieved by pinching the two beads together, while on the rim...?
And, yes, you're absolutely correct, that method would keep the beads in the center of the rim. But, then what...?