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How do you inflate a tubeless tire?

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Inflate a tubeless tire by wrapping a rope around the circumference of the tire, twisting the rope with a stick to push the tire bead out and gradually inflating the tire with an air compressor or pump. Tubeless tires are found in wheelbarrows, lawnmowers, bicycles and cars.

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Flat tubeless tires are difficult to inflate because of the lack of a complete seal against the tire rim. Successfully reinflating a tubeless tire requires that a little bit of air pressure resides in the tire. Wrapping a rope around the tire circumference and twisting it with a stick forces the remaining air inside to push the bead against the tire rim creating a seal. As the air compressor introduces air back into the tire, the stick can be untwisted to relax the rope and allow the tire to fully inflate.

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