I have a wheel with a puncture. It seems to be a pinch flat (the air is shooting out in the direction of the rim) but I can't get the tyre off to investigate.
This is an ex-tubeless tyre that I put a tube in once. Guess I should have cleaned up the sealant first. Now I can't even move the tyre, let alone remove it.
The rim is aluminium. Is there a powerful solvent that is safe to use, that would weaken the old Stan's + muck glue?
I googled around this, and most answers are 'be a man! use tyre levers! No, they're for girls, use your thumbs!'.
Well, I'm beat. I have poor muscle tone and bad motor skills for medical reasons, so I accept the possibility that 'normal' people could just pull it off. I, however, can't. The suggestion here was use a credit card but that didn't work.
I could take it to the bike shop, but something tells me this isn't the last time something like this will happen. I'd like a solution for next time. I need a solvent that won't attack the aluminium. Ideally I'd like to save the tyre/tube, but that's a bonus.
Edit: whoever suggested a vice, that worked. It unstuck the tyre and I could remove it normally with tyre levers.