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How to Break a Tire Bead March 13, 2021

Posted by Retired Geezer in News.

So… many of you are wondering why you would need to break a perfectly good Tire Bead, in the first place.

Three of the tires on the Camp Geezer Horse Trailer had leaking valve stems. All of the tires on the trailer are over 10 years old so no licensed tire repair shop will touch them (it’s probably Federal Law). I needed to drive a total of 4 miles to go get Mrs. Geezer’s horse but I had 3 flat tires. To replace the valve stems, you need to remove one side of the tire from the wheel so you can insert the new stem from inside the tire. I didn’t think it was possible to break the bead without Big Machinery but YouTube showed me how to do it quickly and safely.

All of the neighbor kids are bored and volunteer to help us often. I used the above method on one tire and the 13 year old girl did another one and her 11 year old sister did the last one. I watched the whole procedures to make sure they were safe.

The horse was moved successfully and everyone was delighted.

How are things in YOUR town?


1. Jimbro - March 14, 2021

“I came here to kick ass and break beads and I’m all outta beads!”

2. lumps - March 16, 2021

“The horse was moved successfully and everyone was delighted.”

End another short story with this same sentence. Fun exercise.

Or, it could be an interesting way to start the story of the sacking of Troy.

3. Retired Geezer - March 16, 2021

OK Challenge Accepted:
“Delbert wasn’t sure making the horse stand with his tail next to the open pit barbecue was such a good idea”.

Or, it could be an interesting way to start the story of the sacking of Troy.
Look at the big History Brain on Lumps!

The funniest part of the video that I shot of the girls fixing 3 tires was when they inflated them and every tire made a big POP when the bead finally seated. They both screamed like… well… little girls.

4. lumps - March 17, 2021

Hah! Adorable.

“Scotty did his usual complaining and puffing, and then had two crew members drag the other half of the unfortunate Clydesdale onto the transporter platform.”

5. Bunk Strutts - March 18, 2021

Easier just to take it down to the Sunoco. Let them damage the rim.

6. lumps - March 31, 2021

Things in my town are nice and quiet. Just waiting for the traditional Summer crime wave to commence.

7. Jimbro - April 2, 2021

*tosses brick through Lumpy’s living room window*

(tire squealing noise)


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