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Re: Can't get the rim out! Help please! (nianmuzik)

Your wheel is stuck. (Obviously...)
When something is stuck... you need to kick it.

You need to jar it loose, and then wobble it, until it eventually comes off.
Assorted prying/leverage tools will work too, but be careful where you pry.
Kicking is probably best, because shoes are rubber, and don't leave marks.
Be careful. I have a 3" long scar on the back of my hand, from when I was wobbling a wheel off, and it crushed my hand between it, and the wheel well.
After you do get it off... get yourself some steel wool, and clean up the hub, and hubcentric area of the wheel, so it doesn't get stuck again.

[Modified by Surf Green, 6:45 AM 5-31-2002]
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