Mounting tires by yourself ranges from frustrating to impossible. And the hardest part is just getting it started, holding the bead of the tire in the low spot of the rim. I wrestled with it in all different ways til I came up with this - A ratchet tiedown to hold the tire against the rim. Once the bead is started, put a second tiedown on the opposite side to hold it on while you flip it over to finish. This may be old news or I might have invented it. Either way just pay me $5 every time you do it..