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Old 11-07-17, 07:58 PM
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Those that use Park levers, which specific model/s do you use?
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Old 11-08-17, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Those that use Park levers, which specific model/s do you use?
Mine are like these: https://www.parktool.com/product/tire-lever-set-tl-1-2
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Old 11-08-17, 09:08 PM
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Old 11-09-17, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
These, if you can find them:

Michelin Tyre Levers | Chain Reaction Cycles

I guaranty you that whatever lever you're using is not as good. Unless it's these. They slip right under, they're no muss/no fuss and they don't break because they don't rely on blunt force trauma.
I got those decades ago when the Michelin Hi-Light tire line was in the Shop, in the 80's.

Plus a VAR tire jack, for tight tires I use 2...





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Old 11-10-17, 09:46 PM
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I vote for pedros. I used tot hink they were bombproof but I broke on last week
It was 10 years old though.
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Old 11-12-17, 08:11 AM
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For alu and steel rims - dirt cheap and work even with toughest Marathon tyres without braking:



For more expensive rims - Schwalbe (plastic) levers.
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Old 11-12-17, 10:24 PM
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A real cyclist doesn't use tire irons. A real cyclist can get a tire off and back on without them and without breaking a sweat.
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Old 11-13-17, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Slaninar View Post
For alu and steel rims - dirt cheap and work even with toughest Marathon tyres without braking:
breaking! We'll go pretty easy on your english around here, but to confuse braking and breaking is the cardinal rule around here!
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Old 11-13-17, 09:07 PM
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My favorite is whatever is in my bag rather than lost on the roadside or forgotten at home at the previous repair
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Old 11-14-17, 05:01 PM
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these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3pcs-Bicycl...UAAOSwOdpXxGCI
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Old 11-14-17, 05:50 PM
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Old 11-15-17, 10:17 AM
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I tried reasonaly hard to break a pedros last night mounting a conti GP 4seasons... no such luck. i will say that it was very strong but, for removing the tire, i think i prefer the park tool tire levers. but, i'll say that i much prefer the pedros for getting the tire back on. i'm going to start carrying one of each.
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Old 06-14-18, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Crank Bros Speedier lever
just used mine for the 1st time cpl days ago. so, thanks for the recommendation. I used my regular plastic levers for most of the job but used this unit to finish up. I should have viewed this video as a refresher before starting. I have some more tires to swap, so I'll be using it again before too long. hoping to follow the instructions more closely & seeing the full benefits

was just reading the instructions that came with my new Michelin tire & was surprised to see this tip for tire removal: "unclip the beads around the rim and push them down into the rim well" makes sense, but I usually just do that (push beads into well) when installing. gotta try that next time I take a tire off!

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Old 06-14-18, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
The cheap plastic ones that snap on to each other for easy storage. No name.
+1

I also have been using black plastic ones that snap together. Mine have "Trek" on them but wouldn't be surprised to see many others with the same design. Have also used blue plastic Park ones and snapped one in half. Also used to used quick stick but thought that the lever was a bit too thick for the tire bead at times.
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Old 06-14-18, 09:36 AM
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I see you can now get plastic tire levers with steel cores. That sounds smart.
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I bought these ridiculously priced lyzene levers to get free shipping on an order a while ago. They're small, light and they won't break which is nice. Otherwise they work pretty much the same as the cheap plastic ones.
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Old 06-14-18, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by srestrepo View Post
Tried and used without failure both a Park and a Pedros.
correction, I broke two pedro's this winter and now rely solely on Park...

also, just realized that I've commented three times in this single thread... it's the little things.
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Old 06-14-18, 08:59 PM
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I've never used them to put a tire on The last bit I use my palm and rub it in, not so hard if you keep the loose beads in center of rim.
I only use one to get a tire off. A large fat yellow one, Pedro I think.
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Old 06-14-18, 09:16 PM
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I still use some metal ones my Dad had in his tool kit. I think they’re stainless. More reliable than plasticbut also more likely to mar
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
+1

I also have been using black plastic ones that snap together. Mine have "Trek" on them but wouldn't be surprised to see many others with the same design. Have also used blue plastic Park ones and snapped one in half. Also used to used quick stick but thought that the lever was a bit too thick for the tire bead at times.
some of the stacking curved Trek ones were in the seat bag when I bought my tandem. They seem fine.
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Old 06-15-18, 03:44 PM
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My hands.

I don't need to use levers.
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I find the ends break of plastic coated steel ones. For winter commuting, I carry steel ones which never break but it's too easy to damage the tube -- I don't care about scuffing the rims.

For vaguely normal conditions, I use Park or Pedros, both of which are decent but which sometimes break.
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Old 06-15-18, 06:14 PM
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Quick Stick, in the rare case that my fingers are not up to the job. I'm really shocked to see that Quick Stick is not very popular in this thread.
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Old 06-15-18, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mcours2006 View Post
The cheap plastic ones that snap on to each other for easy storage. No name.
This.
I've been using them for years and never had one break.
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Old 06-16-18, 09:21 AM
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I used this for the last flat fix, as I somehow removed my levers from my saddle bag:
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