Originally Posted by Jabberwocky
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?
it does NOT matter where you modify the rim,,,as long as YOU know where ya did it or where it was modified.....the point is to first break the bead ,,then ya push down and bust the bead the remainder of the way,,,,
it DOES matter where ya start to spoon the tire off the rim,,,,in the case of the LC-4s and 8s without rim locks,,the better choice is to start spoonoing it at the valve stem,,,cuz like ya noticed,,,the place that will give your tire the most slack will be opposite the valve stem