Mounting tires can be fun, but it depends on how horny you are....sorry. I use a lot of WD40 on the bead and the rim because I like them to seat easily, hate it when you've got to put over 75lbs in them to get them to pop. I mounted a two ply tire on a Norton I had and noticed after I put it back on the bike that it hadn't seated, so I got the air hose out and gave it to it. When I got up around 80lbs it blew the tire off and then to add insult to injury, the bike fell on me because it was on the sidestand and was now too low to stay up. Naturally it happened in my buddies shop with a bunch of guys hanging out. They finally got the bike off me when they stopped laughing enough.
When I change tires, I am careful not to go all the way over with the tire iron, just enough to drop the bead in; that and I use a rubber hammer towards the end. I also save the valve stem part of the final bead for the place where I put in my last iron as I want to give the bead all of the center groove that I can and the stem will take up room. Ice tires are HORRIBLE! They usually have an old street tire with the shoulders cut off in them, and then sometimes you'll stick indoo/outdoor carpet in there too, just to be sure the screws don't find the tube. Usually I'll have designated wheels just for ice tires as they are a job I only wnat to do once. You always bleed when you do ice tires.
Hey, I'm looking for an ice bike. Anybody have anything?