Bicycle Mechanics - tire bead jack
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10-17-09, 11:28 AM
I have a 2 piece tire tool, made of grey plastic. It consists of a tire lever and a bead jack that slide
together. About 1" wide x 6" long, so it's packable and light. It makes tight beads easy. It's got
french writeing on it, so I think it might be from VAR. I think I got it from a link on this site.
Can anyone help? I want to buy another.
10-17-09, 12:04 PM
Does it look like the #425 tool pictured here (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/var/pages/var0051.html)?
They turn up on eBay fairly often; keep your eyes peeled.
I agree; they are probably the nicest tire levers you can find.
10-17-09, 12:48 PM
Another choice. http://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?id=403211223692&d=single&c=Tools&sc=Tire-and-Tube&tc=Tire-Levers&item_id=KS-TJ
10-17-09, 03:25 PM
Yes, John, it's #425.
10-17-09, 03:36 PM
Thanks, Davidad, ordered 3 of them for my friends
10-17-09, 04:23 PM
The USA sources seem to have dried up. But they are available through SJS Cycles in England. Good bunch - fast shipping:
<EDIT> Oh wow! I didn't know BikeToolsEtc. had these! Nice!
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