Cycling for Noobs

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6 Jul
7:04pm, 6 Jul 2022
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AndyS
Once your inner tube is completely deflated, it should be possible to use your fingers and thumbs to push the tyre beads inwards away from the rim.
It should be possible, but I spent several hours trying the other night. And watched many, many youtube videos that started with "push the bead into the centre of the rim, then do this". And not one of them said "if you can't get the bead into the centre, then try this".

there is a little tool which greatly reduces the strength required
I also tried a similar tool - my guess is that it would have worked to get the tyre back on, but I couldn't get any purchase at all to get it off.

I see from the Fetchpoint map that you are sometimes up near my way (Cambridge)
Thanks for the very kind offer - but to the best of my recollection, it's been quite a while since I've been to Cambridge (is somebody masquerading as me?🤣). But if I happen to be in the area... :)
12 Jul
6:43am, 12 Jul 2022
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LindsD
Got my elbow clipped by a driver squeezing past as I was waiting to turn right. Wing mirror. It was the perfect end to a shitty day.
12 Jul
7:12am, 12 Jul 2022
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Autumnleaves
:( oh Linds x
12 Jul
7:14am, 12 Jul 2022
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LindsD
No real damage, just the knowledge that he didn't give a shit about me and a deep sense of my own vulnerability.
12 Jul
1:44pm, 12 Jul 2022
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Fenland Flier
What an absolute to**er.

I'm glad you're ok physically but mentally it must shake you up.
12 Jul
1:56pm, 12 Jul 2022
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Gobi
LindsD sorry to see this .
12 Jul
2:56pm, 12 Jul 2022
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LindsD
Thanks. Was q shaken up tbh
12 Jul
4:00pm, 12 Jul 2022
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Fenland Flier
:-(

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