Originally Posted by itsforrest
Getting the second bead on is harder because you are twisting the tire to keep one side of the second bead in the middle of the rim while you lever the other side over the rim. With the tire completely off the rim, strap the beads together and the whole tire should be as easy as the first bead to get on the rim.
Mind you, I have not tried this so it's strictly theoretical to me at this point but it sounds good.
Once it's on the rim, you don't need to pinch the beads together. The whole thing is about making it easier to get the tire on the rim.
Ahhh, thanx for your patience and explaining in detail. Interesting indeed
. Would be worth a trial next time when changing rubbers.