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Inspect the rim and tire, and replace them if necessary.
Install the tube.
Apply a soap and water solution, or rubber lubricant to the
rim flange and tire beads.
balance mark [B] (the chalk m ark m ade during removal,
or the yellow paint mark on a new tire. see Tire Removal).
Insert the valve stem into the rim, and screw the nut on
Fit the rim protectors and use tire irons to install the tire
To prevent rim damage, be sure to place the rim protec-
tors at any place the tire irons are applied.
Pry one side of the tire back onto the rim. Fit the bead
protector into the tire.
Pry the other side of the tire onto the rim, starting at the
side opposite the valve.
Take care not to insert the tire irons so deeply that the
tube is damaged.
Install the other side of the tire bead onto the rim in the
Check that the tube is not pinched between the tire and
Tighten the bead protector nut and valve stem nut, and
put on the valve cap.
Check and adjust the air pressure after installing.