I helped my daughter and our other riding companion with changing flats and so on on their touring bikes on tour last summer. In the process I taught them to fix a flat. They both seemed fairly proficient. Since then both have had problems especially with mounting tires but to a lesser extent with removing them. The problem is that the tires they are using are a lot tougher to mount than what we were running last summer.
Since they are two and four hours away respectively they can't just call me to help every time. I have already given them all of the usual advice. I was wondering if there were any special tools that might help. Since the biggest problem seems to be mounting tires I wondered if the Kool Stop "bead jack" was likely to help? Comments on this tool?
Any other advice?