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    tire mounting gadget

    I think someone here was asking over on the road forum what the easiest way to get tires on was. I haven't tried this myself, but it looks like it could work and its only $6

    http://www.thebiketool.com/en/

    If anyone has tried it I'd be interested in hearing if it worked for you or not.

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    Never seen it but there doesn't look like there'd be any reason it wouldn't work. Note that it's for putting tires on, not taking them off. If you can't get the tire off with your hand, you'd still have to carry another tool.

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    Note: this is for tyres, not tires. Might not work in the States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Note: this is for tyres, not tires. Might not work in the States.
    I think you have to take them off from the right side of the wheel instead of the left.

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    Anyone order from this place before? Where are they at?

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    There used to be (maybe still is, but I haven't seen one in years) a tool called the VAR lever that worked on this same principle. They were effective but tended to break when the tires were really tight. This one looks like it would work in ordinary conditions, but I wonder if those little prongs are too thick to let you lift the bead over the rim on an extra-snug tire.

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    Yes Velo Dog,

    I've had the VAR example for many years (20+) and have used it on several VERY TIGHT tire (type) applications, and it works well and has yet to break. On this new one . . . I know nothing.

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    It is only $8 with shipping. Let us know how well it works.

    Although it hardly will fit in your seat bag, this thing works great: http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=17&item=TL-10

    Everytime I have to change out a tire, I ask myself why didn't I buy one of these things years ago

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    TIRE BEAD JACK...........

    Look at the bottom of the page for the ''Tire Bead Jack'. It weighs just a few ounces and once other riders see that I have it I become very popular.

    http://www.koolstop.com/Accessories/index.php

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    I bought a Quick Stick recently. I haven't used it to take a tire off yet, but I was able to get one put on very easily.

    In searching for an example online, I noticed that Alfred E Bike sells 10 in assorted colors for under $30. You only need one.

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=TL4027
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    Pedro's Tire Levers work great for me. One side lifts the tire off, flip the tool over and the other side puts it back on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    Yes Velo Dog,

    I've had the VAR example for many years (20+) and have used it on several VERY TIGHT tire (type) applications, and it works well and has yet to break. On this new one . . . I know nothing.

    Rick / OCRR
    Mine finally broke - it was probably 20 years old too. Only the lever part broke so I can still use it to get tight tires on - usually only a problem with new ones so I keep it at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    I bought a Quick Stick recently. I haven't used it to take a tire off yet, but I was able to get one put on very easily.

    In searching for an example online, I noticed that Alfred E Bike sells 10 in assorted colors for under $30. You only need one.

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=TL4027
    The white one, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LastPlace View Post
    TIRE BEAD JACK...........

    Look at the bottom of the page for the ''Tire Bead Jack'. It weighs just a few ounces and once other riders see that I have it I become very popular.

    http://www.koolstop.com/Accessories/index.php
    This is what I have. I broke 6 tire irons on a nasty rim and this did the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Note: this is for tyres, not tires. Might not work in the States.
    Never tried it but I doubt that it would work any better at getting tyres on or off- than the old system of ripping them off with your teeth. Or a pair of Spoons out of the cutlery draw.
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    I just got this. Have not tested it yet. Anybody?

    http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001005.php

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    "rainbow" tyres, bike pajamas, assorted colors... now this is bike porn I prefer! I wonder if I can get a tire jack in purple?

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    I guess I'm really confused, but I've never needed any assistance in mounting the tire once off the rim ???? ..... Am I missing something??? .... Come to think of it, I've never used a tool to get the tire off the rim either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastPlace View Post
    TIRE BEAD JACK...........

    Look at the bottom of the page for the ''Tire Bead Jack'. It weighs just a few ounces and once other riders see that I have it I become very popular.

    http://www.koolstop.com/Accessories/index.php
    I've had this one for years but it is way to large to carry around in the pack even if it is light. Works good though just stays at the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    I bought a Quick Stick recently. I haven't used it to take a tire off yet, but I was able to get one put on very easily.

    In searching for an example online, I noticed that Alfred E Bike sells 10 in assorted colors for under $30. You only need one.

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=TL4027
    +1 on the QuikStik. It works better than tire irons on stubborn beads (Continentals, anyone?), can be used to coax a tight bead onto a rim, and best of all, stows easily in my jersey pocket along with my wallet, CO2 inflator and Clif bars. It's the only tire removal tool I've needed in 20 years of riding... I used to be able to pick 'em up at Target, and I think I've seen them at REI once in awhile.

    The ones at aebike.com look a little different. Mine doesn't have the grooves in the handle. Maybe it saves a few grams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alicestrong View Post
    I just got this. Have not tested it yet. Anybody?

    http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001005.php
    I got this one a few months ago after a spate of flat tires but haven't had to use it since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Smokester View Post
    I got this one a few months ago after a spate of flat tires but haven't had to use it since.
    THAT sounds like a good reason to buy it. I won't even question how it works, as long as it does!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    THAT sounds like a good reason to buy it. I won't even question how it works, as long as it does!

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    I love the Quikstik too but sometimes I am not strong enough to pull it all the way around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryflht View Post
    I guess I'm really confused, but I've never needed any assistance in mounting the tire once off the rim ???? ..... Am I missing something??? .... Come to think of it, I've never used a tool to get the tire off the rim either.
    Have you ever mounted a narrow tire on a Sun Rhyno Lite rim? I can usually mount or remove tires from most rims without tools, but these are a sonofagun.
    The Crank Bros. Tool works pretty well, but even it has a time with those rims.
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