Originally Posted by woody's wheel works
BTW,,,at WWW we modify the bead 4-5 inches at the valve stem,,,not that it matters,,,as long as YOU know where it was modified,,,:
Hmmmnnnn - I'm a bit puzzled.
It must be easier to break the bead opposite the valve, then lever the tyre over the rim at the valve - because the tyre will drop futher into the rim well opposite the valve. The other way around, surely the valve area on the tube will stop the tyre going as deep into the well.
Now I'm confused after writing that - am I right or not?
If I'm right, it'd be better to mod the rim opposite the valve, wouldn't it?
Or, have I got this all mixed-up?