Slip the Standard Tire Iron in between the tire and the rim holding the rim up. Insert the Deluxe Tire Iron so that the lip on the spoon hooks onto the lip of the rim. Start to lever the tire off the rim.
Using a mallet, drive the Deluxe Tire Iron around the rim to lift the rim off the tire.
This is not glamorous work. Lubricate the tire and rim interface in the area you are working frequently.
Keep the portion of the tire still inside the rim tucked up into the “well” of the rim. This gives you more tire to work with. When the mallet stops slipping around the rim, use the iron to pry the rim upwards. Lubricate and try moving the iron with the mallet again.
Once you have half the tire off the rim they part company easily.
REFITTING THE TIRE
Fitting the back of the tire over the front of the rim – Lubricate the edges of the tire and rim. Place rim down the front side facing up.
With the tire facing front side up, slip the tire over the rim and into the well of the rim. At least half the tire should slip onto the rim without using tools.
Using the Deluxe Tire Iron, hook the lip over the edge of the rim at the tire rim interface, and lever more of the tire over the rim.
For the last sections you will have to place your foot on the rim to stabilize it as you use the iron to lever the tire on. Keeping the tire in the well helps in the process.
Fitting the front of the tire over the front of the rim – Lubricate the edges of the tire and rim. Kneel on the tire and work at least half of the front of the tire onto the rim and into the well. Hold one side of the tire down into the rim with the Standard Iron.
Hook the lip of the Deluxe Tire Iron around the lip of the rim and lever more tire onto the rim.
As you get to the last portion of the tire you’ll need to steady the rim and tire with your foot as you lever the tire onto the rim. By
having your foot on the tire, you can force the opposite side of the tire into the well, giving you a little more tire to work with.