mkoe and dignlivn,
I think you so very much for your help and tips on how to get that darn small (solid) back onto the original rim. I found both helpful and actually employed both!
I did heat the tire in some how water, but only for about 30-45 secs. so as not to be too mushy. Then, used the tire wraps at the instructed points, and using gloves, and another set of two hands (read wife
) to put tie-wraps on, at 6, 3, 9 , and I then moved to my left, then moved to my right (hey, I think I heard a song like that)... and popped it over the top (12 o'clock)....
Went perfectly! I HAD to use gloves, not for the hot tire, but the rim is tough on the thumbs and fingers! (No, I not a wimp, lol).
Thing is.... dignlivn..... you are the person I got the idea for these wire-wheels for my GP Big Stik 40 ! I never go to the field w/o someone commenting how great they look! Lots to owe you and you guys really helped me out!
Again, thank you both...